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UWB for Target Identification

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57390
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-0908
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2737
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: UWB for Target Identification
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0033
Award Amount: $99,705.00
 

Abstract:

"We propose to develop a target identification system using Time Modulated Ultra-Wide Band (TM-UWB) radars. The prototype hardware will be based on the TM-UWB ASIC chips developed by Time Domain Corporation of Huntsville AL. The only signals transmittedby UWB radars are pulses generated pseudo-randomly in time. The pulses we are currently using are ¿ nanosecond in duration and the energy extends approximately from roughly .8 to 3 gigahertz. The energy content in any conventional frequency band is belowthe noise, making TM-UWB transmission highly covert unless you know the specific pseudo-random sequence. With TM-UWB there is no carrier frequency, no up-conversion and no down-conversion, and the output stage can be a single transistor which creates abinary pulse, all resulting in decreased radio size, cost, and complexity. The duty cycle of the pulse generated by our current hardware is approximately 1/200, resulting in low power consumption because 99.5% of the time, nothing is being transmitted.Because of the low frequency content of TM-UWB signals, they are able to penetrate foliage and nonmetallic obstacles better than conventional radars. During Phase I, we will design a UWB conformal array antenna system and demonstrate the prototype systemin a laboratory environment. The primary potential military application for this technology is the location and identification of obscured objects. Civilian applications include future tim

Principal Investigator:

Chujen Lin
Dir. of Comm. R&D
3012220444
chujen@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Marc B. Toplin
Director of Contracts
3012220444
mtoplin@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
7519 Standish Place, Suite 200 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No