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Multimode IR/RF Missile Seeker Testbed

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-23-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: N232-088-0430
Amount: $139,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N232-088
Solicitation Number: 23.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-03-15
Small Business Information
620 DISCOVERY DR STE 100
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35806-2815
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 JOSHUA HAMILTON
 (256) 937-1525
 joshua.hamilton@ams3sx.com
Business Contact
 STEPHEN THOMAS
Phone: (256) 652-2352
Email: steve.thomas@ams3sx.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Passive sensor countermeasures development requires a full electromagnetic spectrum defense (RF, EO, and IR), defending against single mode, multimode, and multi-band threats. Threat weapon systems are evolving at a rate faster than the development/test community’s typical acquisition cycle. Therefore, to reduce the number of acquisition cycles, a modern, open, flexible, and modular dual mode seeker surrogate is vital to the USG to keep up with and, hopefully, outpace our adversaries. For commercial applications such as air surveillance—FAA—and the automotive industry—collision avoidance and autonomous control—dual mode sensors offer a very robust solution to the sensor measurement accuracy and all-weather capability requirements. Leveraging AMS’s experience and expertise in air and missile defense technologies, command and control, radar systems, seekers, threat exploitation, modeling & simulation, and prototype hardware development and testing, AMS proposes a Phase I approach for a multimode RF/IR seeker surrogate which consists of requirements definition (informed by algorithms, CONOPs, and Use-Cases), RF/IR sensor design, RF/IR system design (integration), and risk identification/mitigation that, upon completion, will lead into a Phase II prototype development and testing.

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