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Missile Plume Radar Attenuation and Cross Section

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64335
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1791
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Propulsion Science and Technology, Inc.
848 Town Center Drive Langhorne, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Missile Plume Radar Attenuation and Cross Section
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ00603C0117
Award Amount: $69,971.00
 

Abstract:

A program of work has been formulated to develop a modern simulation tool to predict RF interactions(attenuation, diffraction, reflection, Doppler and backscatter) with missile exhaust plumes. The tool will be based, in part, on methodologies containedwithin two currently available codes: PARCS(Plume Attenuated Radar Cross Section) and PRFIC(Plume Radio Frequency Interference Code). Both codes contain many of the necessary propagation and scattering equations, and a combination of both codes could formthe core of a new software tool. However, there are a number of deficiencies that must be accounted for, e.g. (1) the contribution of diffraction to attenuation, (2) the presence of caustics that form effective surfaces limiting the propagation ofrefracted rays into overdense regions, and (3) attenuation(amplitude)/phase statistics for strong turbulent electron density fluctuations. New methodologies will be investigated to eliminate these code deficiencies. Turbulent plume

Principal Investigator:

Harold S. Pergament
President
6094905515
hal@propulsionscience.com

Business Contact:

Harold S. Pergament
President
6094905515
hal@propulsionscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROPULSION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, INC.
4 Amy Drive East Windsor, NJ 08520

EIN/Tax ID: 222808054
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No