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IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR GROUND VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
17775
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17775
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp.
2901 28th St Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR GROUND VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $198,205.00
 

Abstract:

PSR SERVICES, INC. (PSRS), A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORPORATION (PSRC), WILL CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING IDENTIFICATION OF FRIENDLY GROUND FORCES TO FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT AND OTHER GROUND FORCES. THE STUDY WILL PRODUCE A LIST OF CRITICAL DESIGN ELEMENTS AGAINST WHICH CANDIDATE SYSTEMS WILL BE EVALUATED. PSRS WILL EVALUATE CANDIDATE ELECTRO-OPTICAL (EO) AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) IFF SCHEMES AGAINST THE CRITICAL DESIGN ELEMENTS LIST, USING A POINT RATING SYSTEM, AND WILL SELECT THE BEST CANDIDATE IFF SYSTEM OR COMPOSITE SYSTEM. PSRS WILL PRODUCE A COMPLETE, DETAILED DESIGN OF THE PROPOSED IFF SYSTEM, WHICH MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS. THE PROPOSED DESIGN WILL BE ANALYZED IN DETAIL TO DETERMINE ITS EXPECTED PERFORMANCE. FINALLY, IT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN FIELD TESTS, USING A BREADBOARDED MINIMAL IFF TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER, WHETHER OR NOT THE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (SNR) OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, AT THE MAXIMUM RANGES AT WHICH IT WILL BE USED, IS ADEQUATE. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - A GROUND VEHICLE IFF SYSTEM WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE POTENTIAL OF VEHICLES BEING KILLED BY FIRE FROM FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT OR OTHER GROUND VEHICLES, SUCH AS OCCURRED ON 27 OCCASIONS IN THE 1991 PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Shirley
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific-sierra Research Corp
12340 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

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