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INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE (ICBM) BASING SECURITY TECHNIQUES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14855
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14855
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anro Engineering, Inc.
450 Bedford Street Lexington, MA 02173
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE (ICBM) BASING SECURITY TECHNIQUES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $53,802.00
 

Abstract:

IMPULSE RADAR HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE FOR FIXED AND MOBILE SECURITY SURVEILLANCE. THE FIRST IMPULSE RADAR SECURITY SYSTEM INTRODUCED FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS IS PORTABLE, LIGHT-WEIGHT, AND HAS A RANGE OF 300 FEET AGAINST A WALKING HUMAN TARGET. THIS CLASS OF SENSOR IS IDEAL FOR SINGLE ASSET OR LIMITED AREA PROTECTION. IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP LONGER RANGE IMPULSE RADAR SYSTEMS THAT CAN EFFECTIVELY COVER LARGE STORAGE AREAS OR MULTIPLE ASSETS SUCH AS AIRCRAFT ON A RAMP. RECENT BREAKTHROUGHS IN HIGH VOLTAGE LOW-COST SOURCE TECHNIQUES HAVE MADE RANGES OF NEARLY ONE-HALF MILE AGAINST HUMAN TARGETS POSSIBLE. FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN RECEIVER TECHNOLOGY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO FURTHER INCREASE THIS RANGE TO 1.6 MILES. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL AND MISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR RANGE AND PERFORMANCE, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREAS OF VEGETATION PENETRATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF NUISANCE ALARMS. A BREADBOARD MODEL OF A FOUR ELEMENT TIME DELAY STEERED ARRAY CONSISTING OF 1 KV-100 PS AVALANCHE TRANSISTOR SOURCES WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND FIELD TESTED. UNDER PHASE II A FEASIBILITY MODEL WILL BE BUILT TO TEST BOTH HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FEATURES OF A FULLY UPGRADED STEERED TRANSMITTER ARRAY AND COHERENT PROCESSING RECEIVER. THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF A LONGER RANGE IMPULSE RADAR SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FIXED AND MOBILE ICBM BASE SECURITY. THE LOW PROCUREMENT COST AND FALSE ALARM RATE, HIGH PROBABILTY OF DETECTION, AND RELIABILITY OF AN IMPULSE RADAR WHEN COMPARED TO COMPETING SENSORS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PRACTICALLY MEETING SECURITY NEEDS.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald F Ross Phd
Principal Investigator
8139573080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anro Engineeering Inc
Five Militia Drive Suite 104 Lexington, MA 02173

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