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Radar Target Signature Modulator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73495
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-036-0535
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
5021 Bradford Drive Suite 145 Huntsville, AL 35805-1932
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Radar Target Signature Modulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0036
Award Amount: $69,982.00
 

Abstract:

A radar target signature modulator (RTSM) concept is proposed based on technologies and implementations developed for RF missile seeker hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulation facilities at the Redstone Arsenal Missile Research and Development Center. For the proposed application, these designs must be extended to be ultra-wideband, covering 2 GHz at the center of X-band. With the advent of commercially available wideband I&Q modulators operating at X-band, the tapped delay concepts developed for narrowband HWIL applications can now be applied to the development of the RTSM system described in the topic synopsis. The tapped delay implementation permits the generation of multi-scatterer target range profile signatures incorporating large numbers of scatterers for each of two orthogonal polarizations. The tapped delay design is independent of target model scatterer count, depending only on the maximum radar range resolution. The real-time tap modulation is independent of changing radar waveforms. This technique has been verified and validated in its narrowband implementation. The extension of the tapped delay system to cover the required 9-11 GHz band will be challenging but relatively low-risk.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Burris
Principal Engineer
2568764204
brian.burris@rdec.redstone.army.mil

Business Contact:

Dwight A. McPherson
President
2568764205
dmcpherson@simtechinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3307 BOB WALLACE AVENUE, SUITE 3 HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 630843226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No