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USE OF MILLIMETER WAVE TECHNOLOGY IN NAVAL SHIPBORNE RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6615
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6615
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vector Microwave Research
1100 South Washington Street Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: USE OF MILLIMETER WAVE TECHNOLOGY IN NAVAL SHIPBORNE RADAR APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,555.00
 

Abstract:

POTENTIAL NAVAL SHIPBORNE MM WAVE APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED. EMPHASIS IS ON THE NEED TO COUNTER ANTI-SHIP MISSILE THREATS FOR WHICH PRESENT SYSTEMS MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE, AND THE "SEA-SKIMMING" ANTI-SHIP MISSILE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO GENERATE DEMANDING SHIPBORNE FIRE CONTROL RADAR REQUIREMENTS. A COMBINATION OF VERY SHORT REACTION TIME, A SMALL RCS TARGET, AND "CLUTTER" POSES SIGNIFICANT RADAR DESIGN CHALLENGES. IN THE STUDY, BOTH U.S. AND FOREIGN MM WAVE RADARS IN USE WILL BE REVIEWED. THEIR SYSTEM AND TECHNOLOGY LIMITATIONS WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS DEFINED. THE GENERIC PERFORMANCE OF MM WAVE RADARS WILL BE CALCULATED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, SUCH AS ATMOSPHERIC LOSS, THE VOLUMETRIC SEARCH PROBLEM, HYDROMETEROR SCATTERING, AND THE RANGE OF RADAR PARAMETERS--TRANSMITTER POWER, NOISE FIGURE, COMPONENT LOSSES, ANTENNA PATTERN SIDELOBES, ETC. SPECIAL ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE APPLICATION OF MONOPULSE RADAR TECHNIQUES. COHERENT SIGNAL PROCESSING, ALTHOUGH NOT CURRENTLY IN EXTENSIVE USE DUE TO TECHNOLOGY LIMITATIONS, WILL BE INCLUDED TO EXAMINE ANY ADVANTAGES IT MAY OFFER.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas israel
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Vector Microwave Research Corp
1150 S Washington St - Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22314

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