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TEST/EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF AIRBORNE SURFACE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12941
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12941
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sierra Nevada Corporation
444 Salomon Circle Sparks, NV 89434-0965
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: TEST/EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF AIRBORNE SURFACE SEARCH RADARS AGAINST OPERATIONAL/CONTRACTUAL SPECIFICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,837.00
 

Abstract:

DESIGNING AND TESTING SURFACE SEARCH RADARS FOR DETECTING SMALL TARGETS ON SEA CLUTTER REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAGNITUDE AND TIME VARYING NATURE OF THE RADAR CROSS SECTION (RCS) OF BOTH THE TARGET AND THE SEA CLUTTER. A MAJOR FACTOR IN ESTABLISHING CLUTTER AND TARGET RCS IS THE MULTIPATH PHENMENON. IN THIS CONNECTION THE NAVY (DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER) HAS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A FACILITY (SCRIF) AT PMTC TO MEASURE THE RCS OF SHIPS UNDER SUCH CONTITIONS WITH THE CAPABILITY OF ESTABLISHING THE IMPACT OF THE SEA STATE, AND ASSOCIATED MULTIPATH, ON SUCH MEASUREMENTS. IN ADDITION PMRF IS A POTENTIALLY SUITABLE RADAR INSTALLATION ON THE 1,500' MAKAHA RIDGE FOR SIMILAR MEASUREMENTS. IT IS PROPOSED TO: (1) REVIEW THE LITERATURE AND CONSULT WITH APPROPRIATE NAVAL PERSONNEL, AND THEIR CONTRACTORS, ON THE DESIGN AND TEST OF SURVILLANCE RADARS WITH RESPECT TO SEA CLUTTER, TARGET SIZE AND THE MULTIPATH PHENOMENON, (2) REVIEW THE PMTC AND PMRF FACILITIES WITH RESPECT TO THEIR SUITABILITY FOR CONDUCTING APPLICABLE TESTS, (3) PREPARE A REPORT REFINING A STANDARD EVALUATION CRITERIA AND TEST PROCEDURE, (4) RECOMMEND WITHER PMRF OR PMTC AS THE LOCATION OF A SUITABLE TEST FACILITY AND OUTLINE THE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, IF REQUIRED, FOR SUCH A FACILITY.

Principal Investigator:

John P Chisholm
7023452722

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sierra Nevada Corp
Po Box 903 - 2465 W Old Hwy Verdi, NV 89439

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