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DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6583
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6583
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE REVIVAL OF INTEREST IN BISTATIC RADAR SYSTEMS OVER THE PAST DECADE HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE SYSTEMS' SUSCEPTIBILITY TO COUNTERMEASURES. BISTATIC RADARS HAVE GOOD INHERENT ECCM CAPABILITY BECAUSE THE RECEIVER'S POSITION IS NOT READILY DETERMINED, FORCING JAMMERS TO EMPLOY WIDE ANGLE ANTENNA PATTERNS, THUS REDUCING THEIR ERP. NEW APPLICATIONS OF BISTATIC RADAR TO FUNCTIONS TRADITIONALLY PERFORMED BY MONOSTATIC RADARS REQUIRE A HIGH DEGREE OF COORDINATION BETWEEN TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER OVER LARGE DISTNCES. THIS COORDINATION CREATES COMPLEX PROBLEMS BEYOND THOSE FOUND IN MONOSTATIC APPLICATIONS. THE GEOMETRY OF BISTATIC SYSTEMS ALSO MAKES THEM SUSCEPTIBLE TO AMBIGUITY PROBLEMS NOT GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED IN MONOSTATIC RADARS. THESE QUALITIES SUGGEST ADDITIONAL VULNERABILITY TO ECM. IN THIS ACTIVITY, A STUDY WILL BE MADE OF THESE VULNERABILITIES IN THE PARTICULAR BISTATIC SYSTEM HAVING A SPACEBORNE TRANSMITTER AND AN AIRBORNE RECEIVER WITH THE INTENT OF IDENTIFYING NEW CHANNELS FOR COUNTERMEASURE ATTACK.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Grace
8059686787

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp.
Po Box 6890 Santa Barbara, CA 93160

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