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Performance Upgrade Kit for AN/MPS-36 Radars

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
19802
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19802
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Performance Upgrade Kit for AN/MPS-36 Radars
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,964.00
 

Abstract:

The AN/MPS-36 radar is a missile range instrumentation radar used for precision tracking of flight vehicles. Angular resolution is achieved by a monopulse lobing technique. The AN/MPS-36 radars were built in the 1970'x and since their inception have been subject to occasional tracking problems manifested as oscillation of the antenna in azimuth and/or elevation about the true track. In some instances simultaneous oscillation in both axes, or "spiraling" is unstable and can result in loss of track. Tests have shown that the AN/MPS-36 five-horn monopulse feed and comparator exhibit severe corss-coupling between the azimuth and elevation error channels in the presence of a cross-polarized component of the received signal. Tracking oscillation can be expected in the presence of this cross-coupling as the tracking servos attempt to correct this problem by replacing the present five-horn feed with a four-horn feed which is free of the cross-polarization errors of the present feed, and replacing or overhauling the parabolic dish.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Sellers, Jr.
5134364454

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research, Inc.
7071 Corporate Way, Suite 108 Dayton, OH 45459

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