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SCAN-WITHIN-A-PULSE (SWAP) CONCEPT FOR MULTISTATIC RADAR VOLUME COVERAGE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6655
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6655
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
XONTECH, INC.
6862 Hayvenhurst Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SCAN-WITHIN-A-PULSE (SWAP) CONCEPT FOR MULTISTATIC RADAR VOLUME COVERAGE COORDINATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,325.00
 

Abstract:

A CONTINUING DIFFICULTY WITH MULTISTATIC RADAR DESIGN IS COORDINATION OF THE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER ANTENNA BEAMS TO COVER THE DESIRED SEARCH VOLUME. CONVENTIONALLY, THE RECEIVING ANTENNA(S) ARE STEERED ELECTRONICALLY AS A FUNCTION OF INTRAPULSE TIME TO THE DIRECTION FROM WHICH TARGET ECHOS COULD BE RECEIVED; THIS PROCESS IS CALLED PULSE CHASING. THE ALTERNATIVE DISCUSSED IN THIS PROPOSAL RESULTS IN LESS COMPLEXITY AT THE RECEIVER(S) WITHOUT ADDING SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TRANSMITTER. THE CONCEPT INVOLVES A FREQUENCYSENSITIVE ANTENNA EXCITED BY A WIDE BANDWIDTH PULSE TO CAUSE THE TRANSMITTER ANTENNA BEAM TO SWEEP OUT THE ENTIRE SEARCH VOLUME WITHIN A SINGLE PULSE (THE SWAP CONCEPT). THIS ALLOWS A COMPLEX OF FIXED RECEIVER ANTENNA BEAM(S) TO COVER THE DESIRED AZIMUTH EXTENT. THE RF FREQUENCY OF EACH RECEIVER IS SWEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DESIRED RANGE COVERAGE. THE ISSUES TO BE STUDIED UNDER THIS PROPOSAL INCLUDE CANDIDATE GEOMETRIES, ANTENNA TYPES, WAVEFORM DESIGN, SNR AND SCR, TARGET AND CLUTTER PROCESSING, RECEIVER TUNING ALGORITHMS, COHERENCY, POTENTIAL RANGE PERFORMANCE, MEASUREMENT ACCURACIES, AND OTHER TOP-LEVEL SYSTEMS CONSIDERATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

C albert moreno
8187877380

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xon-tech Inc
6862 Hayvenhurst Ave Van Nuys, CA 91406

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