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Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1758
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-031
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology,
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7709
Award Amount: $999,953.00
 

Abstract:

Characteristics of missile plume RCS have a great potential to enhance defensive capabilities in several areas related to Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS). Supporting MDA"s engineering applications related to missile typing, discrimination, tracking, algorithm development, etc. requires estimation of many parameters by the plume models, which can be very expensive for complex targets that are not easily measured. High-fidelity, 3D plume modeling of threat systems is now at an advanced stage, utilizing a MDA-sponsored highly efficient, 3D CFD plume models; however, comparable capabilities are not available for corresponding RCS predictions. The Phase II will demonstrate an advanced 3D Vector Finite Element (VFE) RCS model for performing RCS predictions of 3D effects in plumes, which can strongly shift the Doppler spectrum of the plume from the hardbody return. The Phase II will demonstrate this 3D plume RCS modeling tool as mature for supporting production-oriented analysis, with applicability to the tracking of post-burnout debris for solid motors also.

Principal Investigator:

Neeraj Sinha
Senior Research Scientist
(215) 766-1520
sinha@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Brian J. York
Principal Scientist&Tre
(215) 766-1520
york@craft-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion Research and Flow Technology,
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No