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Enhanced Radar Metrology by Means of Miniature Angle Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72825
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-044-0415
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Enhanced Radar Metrology by Means of Miniature Angle Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0132
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The physics of future space-based radar systems that are capable of tactical-grade target tracking require very large apertures operating at high orbital altitudes. It is essential to develop a system for locating the critical RF antenna components in response to thermal and dynamic inputs if the required coherent performance is to be achieved. For the large aperture architectures PSI has studied, basic geometric considerations mandate that angle measurement techniques have the greatest usefulness for the radar problem. PSI has chosen laser-scanning instruments as its basic angular measurement technology for space, due to their combination of speed, accuracy, simplicity of processing, and size. Our proposed innovation reduces by approximately a factor of ten the errors associated with temperature drift and digital processing in comparison with today¿¿s similar market technologies. Our proposed miniature angle sensor enables measurement of an example large, flexible antenna to better than ¿¿/100 accuracy.

Principal Investigator:

James Carter
Principle Engineer
3217686500
spaceinfo@plansys.com

Business Contact:

Paul Banas
VP, South Group
9856393529
pbanas@psislidell.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston Plaz Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 520959900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No