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AIR VEHICLE WARNING USING BISTATIC RADAR SOUNDBUDYS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
159
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
159
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: AIR VEHICLE WARNING USING BISTATIC RADAR SOUNDBUDYS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $487,873.00
 

Abstract:

A PRINCIPAL LESSON LARNED FROM THE FALKLAND WAR WAS THAT, WITHOUT AIRBORNER RADARS, SHIPBOARD AIR DEFENSED HAD VERY LITTLE WARNING TIME TO REACT TO ATTCK FROM LOW ALTITUDE MISSILES AND AIRCRAFT. A NEW CONCEPT FOR PROVIDING SUCH WARNING USES A NET OF STANDARD NAVY SONDBUOYS, WHICH ARE CONFIGURED AS A BISTATIC RADAR FENCE. THE VHF DATA LINK TRANSMITTER ON EACH SONDBUOY ACTS AS A SEPARATE BISTATIC TRANSMITTER, AND A DATA LINK RECEIVER WITH A SPECIAL PURPOSE DOPPLER PROCESSOR ON THE ASW AIRCRAFT OR SHIP ACTS AS A SINGLE BISTATIC RECEIVER. TARGET AZIMUTH IS PROVIDED BY SIMPLY NOTING ON WHICH SONDBUOY FREQUENCY THE TARGET IS DETECETED. A 120 DEGREE SONDBUOY FENCE WILL CONTAIN 28 SONDBUOYS, SPACED 5 TO 10 NMI APART, LOCATED AS FAR AS 70 NMI FROM THE TASK GROUP. SIMULTANEOUS ASW OPERATIONS AND DETECTION OF VERY LOW CROSS-SECTION TARGETS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS CONFIGURATION. PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE TO ESTABLISH OPTIMUM DEPLOYMENT CONFIGURATIONS AND PERFORMANCE; EVALUATE ECM, WAVE MASKDING AND MULTIPATH EFFECTS; DESIGN THE BISTATIC PROCESSOR; AND PERFORM LABORATORY SPECTRAL PURITYMEASUREMENTS OF SONDBUOY TRANSMITTERS. FOLLOWING RESOLUTION OF THESE CRITICAL ISSUES, PHASE II WILL PERFORM DETAILED SYSTEM DESIGN AND TEST PLANNING, LEADING TO PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT AND AT-SEA DEMONSTRATIONS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Nicholas Willis
3015652970
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Service Corp
2950 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

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