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Adaptive Antenna Array for Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40911
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40911
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451 1080
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Adaptive Antenna Array for Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,664.00
 

Abstract:

ARCON Corporation proposes a number of cost-effective improvements for measuring low RCS targets on the USAF RATSCAT RCS measurement ranges. These improvements include hardware modifications and intelligent adaptive software to improve measurement accuracy while controlling costs by keeping most of the present reflector systems. Specifically, we address the problem of pylon reflections, illumination of the range by high sidelobes on transmit, time varying clutter returns on receive, and backround drift in the natural range enviroment. The solutions include: (a) deterministic adaptive nulling for the reflectors on transmit with optional coherent sidelobe cancellation on receive; (b) a vertical reflector array for monopulse and adaptive nulling on receive; (c) active, analog cancellation of the pylon reflections; and (d) intelligent adaptation of backround measurements using neural networks and an expert system to optimize backround subtraction during enviroment or system drift.

Principal Investigator:

Teresa H. O'donnell
7818903330

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Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA 02154

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