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HIGH ALTITUDE SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR) FOR BALLISTIC MISSILE MISSIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3825
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3825
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision-science
1110 N. Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HIGH ALTITUDE SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR) FOR BALLISTIC MISSILE MISSIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $168,572.00
 

Abstract:

SAR (SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR) IS A RADAR IMAGING TECHNIQUE THAT PRODUCES HIGH RESOLUTION MAPS OF THE RADAR CROSS SECTION OF A SCENE BY PROCESSING THE COHERENT PHASE HISTORY OF THE RETURN SIGNAL OVER MULTIPLE PULSES. SAR SYNTHESIZES AN ANTENNA THE LENGTH OF WHICH IS TWICE THE DISTANCE THE SAR PLATFORM FLIES DURING ONE COHERENT DWELL; SINCE THE AZIMUTH RESOLUTION IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO ANTENNA LENGTH, SAR ACHIEVES MUCH SMALLER AZIMUTH RESOLUTION THAN CONVENTIONAL RADAR PROCESSING. SAR CAN PROVIDE DATA FOR TARGETING BEFORE LAUNCH OR FOR INFLIGHT UPDATES. BETTER TARGET DATA WOULD RESULT IN BETTER BALLISTIC MISSILE POINTING AND ACCURACY. SAR DATA FOR TERMINAL POSITION FIXING CAN INCREASE MISSILE ACCURACY BY PROVIDING THE GUIDANCE COMPUTER WITH A HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP OF THE GROUND.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Arthur J Bruckheim
7032432500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Decision-science Applications
1901 N Moore St - Ste 1000 Arlington, VA 22209

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