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FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN OF A MICROWAVE WARHEAD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
997
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
997
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Irt Corp
Po Box 85317 San Diego, CA 92138
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN OF A MICROWAVE WARHEAD
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $171,857.00
 

Abstract:

AVAILABILITY OF EXTREMELY HIGH-POWER PULSED MICROWAVE SOURCES AND COMPACT POWER SUPPLY CONCEPTS HAS LEAD TO INCREASING INTEREST IN MICROAVE WEAPONS. BEFORE THE COST PER KILL AND EVENTUAL MILITARY UTLITY OF SUCH WEAPONS CANBE ESTIMATED, AT LEAST THREE MAJOR TECHNICAL ISSUES MUST BE QUANTIFIED AND BOUNDED. THESE ARE THE MICROWAVE VULNERABILITY OF TARGET SOVIET SYSTEMS AND ITS VARIATION WITH FREQUENCY, PULSESHAPE, POLARIZATION AND SCENARIO DEPENDENT PARAMETERS; THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF BUILDING A WEAPON THAT OPTIMALLY CAPITALIZES ON SOVIET VULNERABILITY WHILE MINIMIZING U. S. AND ALLIED FRATRICIDE; AND, FINALLY, THE PRACTICALITY AND COSTS OFSOVIET COUNTERS TO SUCH A WEAPON. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL ANALYTICALY TREAT THE FIRST TWO ISSUES, ESTABLISHING REASONABLE VULNERABILITY BOUNDS AND DESIGN APPROACHES BASED ON BOTH TEST DATA AND SYSTEM MODELING. THE OBJECTIVES IS TO PROVIDE PAPER DESIGNS OF SEVERAL WEAPONS THAT COULD BE PACKAGED IN TYPICAL AIR-DELIVERED WARHEAD VOLUMES,AND WOULD PROVE LETHAL AGAINST DEPLOYED SOVIET AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS AT TACTIAL RANGES. FOLLOW-ON WORK WOULD THEN TREAT THE COUNTERMEASURES ISSUES AND FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRTION EXPERIMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. David Mathews
6194504343

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Irt Corp.
3030 Callan Road San Diego, CA 92121

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