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INTEGRATED DESIGN OF SMART PHASED ARRAY SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9835
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9835
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Interspec Inc
110 W Butler Avenue Ambler, PA 19002
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: INTEGRATED DESIGN OF SMART PHASED ARRAY SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEFINE THE DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF A SMART PHASED ARRAY RADAR SYSTEM WHICH INTEGRATES THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS (I) DIGITAL BEAMFORMING, (II) SELF-MONITORING OF ARRAY PERFORMANCE, (III) AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND CORRECTION OF COMMON AND CORRECTABLE ELEMENT FAILURES, AND (IV) RAPID (MICROSECOND) JAMMER NULLING. SELF-MONITORING AND FAILURE COMPENSATION WILL BE PERFORMED USING THE MEASURED DATA AND WILL NOT REQUIRE ANY EXTRA HARDWARE AT THE ARRAY ELEMENTS. RAPID JAMMER NULLING WILL BE PERFORMED USING FAST ALGORITHMS SUCH AS THE INVERTED GRAM SCHMIDT ORTHOGONALIZATION VIA THE HUNG-TURNER-KULLSTRAM ALGORITHM. THE ALGORITHMS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED USING A MULTIPROCESSOR NETWORK WITH THE BULK OF THE PROCESSING BEING PERFORMED AT THE ELEMENT LEVEL. THIS MULTIPROCESSOR NETWORK DESIGN WILL (I) ATTEMPT TO MINIMIZE INTRA PROCESSOR COMMUNICATIONS, AND (II) BE UPGRADED SO THAT IT CAN BE USED TO PERFORM MORE SOPHISTICATED TASKS SUCH AS TRACKING AND TARGET DISCRIMINATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Kenneth Abend
2155409360

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Interspec Inc.
1100 E Hector St Conshohocken, PA 19428

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