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Design and Optimization of Radar Systems to Assist Rotorcraft Piloting in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87734
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-141-0010
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Delcross Technologies, LLC
301 North Neil Street Suite 302 Champaign, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Design and Optimization of Radar Systems to Assist Rotorcraft Piloting in Adverse Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0382
Award Amount: $500,027.00
 

Abstract:

Rotorcraft are increasingly turning toward high-resolution Ka- through W-band radar sensors that can image terrain and obstructions but also see through the particulates that confound infrared and optical sensors, such as sand, ocean spray, and fog. As with any onboard sensor, designers must consider the antenna/platform interaction, and mature tools exist to address this type of problem. However, at these wavelengths, airborne vehicles can span several thousand wavelengths. This is well beyond the capability of any full-wave electromagnetic solver. While asymptotic techniques are practical here, they are powerless to model the antennas, themselves. We propose to develop two novel techniques for integrating asymptotic and full-wave methods that can solve the end-to-end antenna/platform integration problem. One technique folds physical optics directly into method-of-moments to greatly expand the size of problem it can handle, but without compromising accuracy. The other splits the problem into small (full-wave) and large (asymptotic) regions, the novelty being the ease of integration that allows both solution regimes to fully couple. The Phase I effort focused on proof-of-concept and comparative evaluation of these two techniques. In Phase II, we will fully develop both techniques, including commercial-grade GUIs.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kipp
Chief Scientist
3124317413
kipp@delcross.com

Business Contact:

Matthew Miller
President
2173633396
mcmiller@delcross.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DELCROSS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
3015 Village Office Place Champaign, IL 61822

EIN/Tax ID: 205163196
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No