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Coherent Distributed Aperture Enabled Active Electronically Steered Array…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
83286
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-011-0068
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road North Kingstown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Coherent Distributed Aperture Enabled Active Electronically Steered Array (CDA-AESA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0030
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

Missile threats faced by our country are constantly increasing in lethality. The weapon used to counter such missiles is the kinetic interceptor. To work effectively, the reentry vehicle (RV) location must be precisely known. Confusing objects within the reentry complex make the key discrimination process very difficult. Coherent distributed aperture (CDA) radar represents an important advance in precision discrimination capability. To maintain performance, high angular resolution utilizing active electronically steered arrays (AESAs) subtending many wavelengths, is required. Such AESAs will operate at X-band. It is therefore important to develop newer and lower cost X-band components. During Phase I, we investigated technologies essential to making cost effective, low-power-density, large aperture AESAs work. We identified the digital receiver-exciter (DREX) as a critical AESA element that remains to be developed. The DREX must support high bandwidth CDA orthogonal waveforms. For interoperability, the interfaces to the DREX must incorporate a radar open system architecture (ROSA) interface and respond to radar control and data acquisition commands with minimal latency. The research that we propose will result in a functioning DREX prototype that meets these requirements. As a result, a range of CDA advanced performance verification experiments will be enabled.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Deaett
Principal Engineer
4012950062
miked@appliedradar.com

Business Contact:

Michael Sherry
Vice-President
4012950062
msherry@appliedradar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Radar, Inc.
210 Airport Street Quonset Point North Kingstown, RI 02852

EIN/Tax ID: 043438479
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT/Lincoln Labs
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 2420
Contact: Eric Evans
Contact Phone: (781) 981-5935
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)