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Compact Radar Technology For Over the Horizon Small-Boat and Semi-Submersible…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-002-0005
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T002
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compact Radar Technology For Over the Horizon Small-Boat and Semi-Submersible Detection and Tracking
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0407
Award Amount: $79,908.00
 

Abstract:

As with all service branches within the Department of Defense (DoD), the mission objectives of the Navy are expanding to encompass not only major combat operations, but also asymmetric warfare scenarios. This expanding role requires the Navy to increasingly operate in littoral waters where effective identification of small craft and semi-submersibles is a critical capability for both fleet protection and counter illicit trafficking operations. The solicitation addresses the need for an effective, affordable radar solution to accomplish detection and tracking of small targets at extended range in the complex maritime environment. To meet the requirements of compact size, high resolution, exceptional clutter rejection, and affordability FIRST RF and the University of Florida propose to develop and demonstrate a Ka-band MIMO radar system using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Traditional phased array radars, while powerful assets on high-performance platforms, have remained unaffordable for widespread use throughout DoD. The combination of breakthrough research in MIMO signal processing by UF and innovative low-cost array manufacturing architectures developed by FIRST RF promises to deliver the performance required by next-generation systems at a small fraction of the cost of traditional systems.

Principal Investigator:

Ian Rumsey
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211
irumsey@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-5211
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Florida
PO Box 116550
339 Wiel Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-
Contact: Roslyn S. Heath
Contact Phone: (352) 392-9447