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RELOCATABLE TARGET DETECTION AND TARGETING TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9816
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9816
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: RELOCATABLE TARGET DETECTION AND TARGETING TECHNOLOGY
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,372.00
 

Abstract:

THE CAPABILITY TO DETECT AND IDENTIFY STRATEGIC RELOCATABLE TARGETS (SRT) IS VITAL TO AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC COUNTER FORCE. THE CHALLENGING PROBLEM OF DOING SO IS EXACERBATED BY NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE USING FOLIAGE AND FORESTS WHERE CONVENTIONAL RADAR AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES EXPERIENCE SEVERE PROPAGATION-LOSSES AND CLUTTER CONFUSION. TO OVERCOME THIS DIFFICULT PROBLEM ISL PROPOSES THE USE OF LONGER WAVELENTHS (1-80 M) WHERE FOLIAGE PENETRATION PROPERTIES ARE IMPROVED. SINCE TARGET IMAGING AT THESE FREQUENCIES IS DUBIOUS, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING WIDEBAND MEASUREMENT OF CROSS SECTIONS AS A KEY TO IDENTIFICATION OF A SPECIFIC SET OF MISSILE LAUNCHERS. SYNTHETIC APERTURN TECHNIQUES AND WIDEBAND WAVEFORMS ARE PROPOSED TO REDUCE THE RADAR RESOLUTION CELL SIZE FOR CLUTTER REJECTION. THE ISL CONCEPT CAN BE DEPLOYED WITH LEAD BOMBERS, PERHAPS SUPPLEMENTED WITH RPV'S, WITH THE RESONANT TARGET RADAR IN A MONOSTATIC OR BISTATIC MODE.

Principal Investigator:

John E Don Carlos
7034481116

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Information Systems Laboratory
8130 Boone Blvd - Ste 500 Vienna, VA 22182

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