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Mitigation of the Effects of the Ionosphere on UEWR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-034-0387
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-034
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
deciBel Research, Inc.
325 Bob Heath Drive Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Mitigation of the Effects of the Ionosphere on UEWR
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7818
Award Amount: $149,711.00
 

Abstract:

A model of ionospheric scintillation affecting the performance of the UEWR Thule radar is needed to determine the impact of ionospheic scintillation on the Thule radar"s ability to perform its mission as an element of the fielded missile defense system. The scintillation mitigation effort is recognized by the MDA Sensors Directorate as a Critical Engagement Condition (SN-CEC-13). Quantitative estimates of the frequency and severity of ionospheric disturbances and their specific effect on Thule radar functions are necessary to assess their impact on the overall missile defense system performance. The strongest scintillation effects observed by Thule are correlated with strong solar storms that are currently being observed by several satellite missions, including GOES, POES, and STEREO. In this effort the latest heliospheric and geomagnetic observations will be correlated with Radar scintillation observations to provide optimum prediction capability and high fidelity assessment of scintillation effects on the Thule UEWR radar as we approach the maximum in the solar storm activity.

Principal Investigator:

Geoff Pendleton
Principal Investigator
(256) 489-6193
contracts@dbresearch.net

Business Contact:

Debbie Agarwal
Director of Contracts
(256) 489-6193
dagarwal@dbresearch.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

deciBel Research, Inc.
325 Bob Heath Drive Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 421551697
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No