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Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
97026
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-031-0234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-031
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Propulsion Science and Technology, Inc.
848 Town Center Drive Langhorne, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7336
Award Amount: $99,964.00
 

Abstract:

An effective missile defense will require an understanding of the combined radar signature of a hardbody and plume and a capability for predicting that signature. While there is a well developed technology and understanding of radar for the detection of missile hardbodies, the coherent radar signature of the time averaged plume properties can confuse interpretation of the hardbody signature. This issue cannot be resolved because there is presently no efficient computer code for determining this plume signature. Moreover, even if it were easily computed, there is no current technology directed at understanding and utilizing the radar return from the combination of a missile hardbody and its exhaust plume. Thus, the overall objectives of the Phase I program are to develop: (1) modeling approaches to efficiently compute the contribution of the coherent plume signature to the total signature and (2) a coupling strategy between hardbody and plume RCS codes to predict the total signature.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Berman
Senior Research Scientist
2672760180
charlie@propulsionscience.com

Business Contact:

Margaret W. Taylor
Vice President
2672760181
peg@propulsionscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Propulsion Science and Technology, Inc.
848 Town Center Drive Langhorne, PA 19047

EIN/Tax ID: 222808054
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No