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Passive Coherent Location (PCL) for Launch Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62493
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2252
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Passive Coherent Location (PCL) for Launch Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-03-C-0168
Award Amount: $99,865.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed research is to develop innovative algorithms and a flexible, scalable processing architecture to detect and track aircraft (including launch vehicles) by exploiting scattered radiation from commercial high power radio andtelevision broadcast stations. The system is completely passive and emits no radiation. We will show that a mobile (e.g. van mounted), low-cost, rapidly deployable, high-performance capability is feasible using recently available COTS integratedmicroelectronics. System performance, tracking accuracy, and implementation feasibility will be confirmed by analysis and simulation in Phase I. A prototype will be developed in Phase II and used to demonstrate the system in preparation for productionand deployment in Phase III. This mobile, low cost system will support existing launch ranges with a low-cost tracking system. It will have broad application as a

Principal Investigator:

John E. Don Carlos
Chief technical officer
8585358680
jdc@islinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Dowe
CEO
8585359680
mdowe@islinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 541198316
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No