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Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-033-0463
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-033
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Rock West Solutions, Inc.
8666 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA 92121-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4574
Award Amount: $79,910.00
 

Abstract:

Submarine masts include optical sensors that provide the crew hemispherical viewing capability at the surface. There may be multiple optical sensors distributed circumferentially around the mast. These masts can include treatments to reduce their radar cross section (RCS). The optical windows for the sensors introduce facets and other reflecting features to the cylindrical masts which in turn cause significant spikes in the RCS of the mast when viewed from angles near normal to the each of the windows. We propose a novel method to reduce the RCS spikes caused by the optical sensors using existing absorbers treatments and common materials without requiring layered coatings to the optics aperture itself. The treatment concept holds strong promise that it will not degrade the performance of the optics unacceptably. Once proven for submarine optical apertures, this treatment can be adapted to electro-optic apertures on other platforms such as aircraft, ships and ground vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Loss
VP Programs
(858) 537-6260
keith.loss@1rockwest.com

Business Contact:

Keith Loss
VP Programs
(858) 537-6260
keith.loss@1rockwest.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rock West Solutions, Inc.
8666 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 205954438
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No