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Low-Cost Chaos Radar

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Department of Defense
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2011 / STTR
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TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE Suite 4200 Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low-Cost Chaos Radar
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0273
Award Amount: $99,973.00


To address the Army"s requirement for Low-Cost Chaos-based Radar solution, TechFlow Scientific and the University of New Mexico will design, develop, and test a prototype chaos based radar employing a coherent receiver with a matched filter. In Phase-I, we will perform a careful design study of the chaos-radar system components. We will develop robust technical solutions such as the use of Titanium Vanadium Dioxide phase-change materials, neural network algorithms, cellular-automata inspired broadband antennas, and InGaP/GaAs synchrodyne amplifiers to address key technical challenges such as the need for high-speed switching of the chaotic oscillator dynamics, equalization techniques to account for inter-symbol-interference due to finite channel coherence bandwidths, novel broadband antennas to accommodate chaotic waveforms, and stable broadband RF power amplifiers for transmission and reception, respectively. We will perform high-fidelity modeling and simulation analysis of the radar system in a simulated cluttered environment to gauge performance. We will also design and fabricate preliminary prototype chaotic oscillators and matched filters operating at lower-RF frequencies, which will be scaled to higher operating frequencies in Phase-II. Our approach will focus on increasing reliability and lowering implementation costs. Our team comprises a cohesive team of internationally-reputed scientists in chaos, radar engineering, antennas, wireless communications and embedded systems.

Principal Investigator:

Sameer Hemmady
Sr. Computational Physicist
(505) 903-6845

Business Contact:

Susan Haverland
Sr. Business Mgr/Dir of Contracts
(505) 903-6843
Small Business Information at Submission:

TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE Suite 3200 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 954620091
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of New Mexico
Pre-Award Services, 1700 Lomas
NE Suite 2200 MSC01 1247
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Contact: Shannon Denetchiley
Contact Phone: (505) 277-4186