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AIRBORNE ANTENNA PATTERN PREDICTION PROGRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12351
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPUTER SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS
2 Clifford Drive Shalimar, FL 32579
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: AIRBORNE ANTENNA PATTERN PREDICTION PROGRAM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $398,171.00
 

Abstract:

COMPREHENSIVE AIRBORNE TESTING OF TODAY'S COMPLEX WEAPON SYSTEMS HAS AN EXTREMELY HIGH COST TAG WHERE THE FIRING OF A LARGE NUMBER OF MISSILES IS REQUIRED TO ASSESS VULNERABILITY AND EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OVER THE ENTIRE OPERATIONAL ENVELOPE AND IN AN ECM ENVIRONMENT. TO MAKE VERY HIGH COST MISSILE COUNT, COMPLEX VECTOR SCORING SYSTEMS ARE REQUIRED WITH KNOWN PERFORMANCE ACCURACIES OVER THEIR ENTIRE SPHERICAL SCORING ENVELOPE. THESE AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS ARE REQUIRED TO DETECT, TRACK, AND MEASURE THE CLOSEST APPROACH OF MISSILES FROM ANY DIRECTION THUS REQUIRING A MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH KNOWN COVERAGE AND PREFERABLY WITHOUT VOIDS. THE FREE-SPACE RADIATION PATTERNS OF ANTENNA ELEMENTS ARE HIGHLY DISTORTED BY REFLECTION AND DIFFRACTION ON COMPLEX AIRBORNE VEHICLES. CUT-AND-DRY ANTENNA ELEMENT DESIGN AND LOCATION ON SUCH STRUCTURES FOLLOWED BY TESTS ARE TIME CONSUMING AND COSTLY. THIS PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING STATE-OF-THE-ART ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERN COMPUTER PREDICTION TECHNIQUES FOR COMPLEX STRUCTURES TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF COMPUTER SIMULATION TESTING OF AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS, SUCH AS THE MULTIPLE ANTENNA VECTOR SCORING SYSTEMS. PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING COMPUTER PATTERN PREDICTION TECHNIQUES TO THE MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEM ON TARGET VEHICLES. PHASE II WILL INTEGRATE THE PREDICTION TECHNIQUES WITH A COMPUTER SIMULATION AIRBORNE TEST SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Freeland D Crumly
9048639682

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computer Science & Application
2-h David St Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No