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A Microwave Measurement Facility for Dispersed RF Chaff Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-21-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A20B-T016-0151
Amount: $166,479.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20B-T016
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-10
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Oakes
 (978) 738-8230
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 New Mexico State University
 Sarah MacCallum
PO Box 30002 MSC RAS
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002
United States

 (575) 646-4044
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc., together with its STTR partner, New Mexico State University proposes, to develop the design of a prototype microwave measurement facility for dispersed radio frequency (RF) chaff materials in this Phase I STTR effort.  The resulting design would be built and tested in Phase II establishing a unique, compact testbed for quick, relatively low-cost screening of laboratory-scale quantities of new/novel chaff materials designed for the 2 – 40 GHz (Threshold), 2 – 150 GHz (Objective) frequency range.  The proposed program includes tasks to: 1) test/optimize a high efficiency chaff dispersal approach capable of uniformly dispersing unagglomerated chaff throughout the testbed volume, 2) designing the microwave measurement system, 3) designing the testbed enclosure, and 4) developing an integrated testbed design that incorporates the dispersal method with the test enclosure and microwave measurement designs to address key performance parameters for the testbed established with input from Army representatives.  The resulting design will be reviewed with Army representatives and optimized based upon their feedback.

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