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Ultra-Lightweight Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar for Unattended Ground…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73604
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-112-0119
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 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ultra-Lightweight Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar for Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and Organic Aerial Vehicles (OAV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-B204
Award Amount: $119,875.00
 

Abstract:

In an effort to enhance the OAV and UGS missions within the context of the Future Force vision, the Army has a need for an ultra-lightweight (objective: 2 lb) MTI radar sensor capable of 360 deg detection of moving dismounted troops at ranges of up to 3 km (objective) in desert terrain, under windless conditions and near-zero platform speed. TSC proposes a novel MTI Omni-directional Radar concept that can be implemented with currently available RF MEMS, A/D converters, and FPGA technologies. Using low peak transmitter power to reduce detectability and enhance mission survivability, the Light MTIOR concept provides detection of dismounts at ranges to 3 km, with sufficient angle resolution to cue an EO/IR sensor for further imaging. It is anticipated that, provided a high level of component integration, the concept will meet the objective weight during pre-production or production phases of development. During Phase I, TSC will investigate the feasibility of the Light MTIOR concept, demonstrate its detection and angle measurement capability via closed-form analyses and simulations, and develop a preliminary design for Phase II ground-based and tower demonstration tests.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Salzman
Principal Staff
3109542200
JSalzman@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Syracuse
Chief Financial Officer
3015650306
MSyracuse@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No