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PASSIVE MICROWAVE IMAGING THROUGH SMOKE AND OBSCURANTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17954
Amount: $486,227.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
55 Cherry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Goodberlet
 (413) 549-0568
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

WE REQUEST FUNDS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AIMED AT IMPROVING TECHNIQUES TO PENETRATE SMOKE AND THE ATMOSPHERE USING AND ADVANCED PASSIVE MICROWAVE/MILLIMETER WAVE CONCEPT DEVELOPED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS. THIS TECHNIQUE, REFERRED TO AS APERTURE SYNTHESIS OR SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADIOMETRY, IS A NEW EARTH REMOTE MEANS TO DEVELOP SPATIAL RESOULTIONS AND WIDE SWATH WITH THINNED ARRAY ANTENNAS. THE INTENT OF THIS STUDY IS TO INCREASE THE OPERATING FREQUENCY BEYOND THE L-BAND FREQUENCY USED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AND TO INCREASE THE CAPABILITY OF THE SYSTEMS; I.E., FINER RESOLUTION AND MORE BEAMS. THE PHASE I STUDY WILL DEVELOP PROOF OF CONCEPT OF A FEW CANDIDATE SYSTEMS. PRELIMINARY DESIGN WILL BE DONE TO ACTUALLY FABRICATE A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM FOR INDEPENDENT TEST BY THE AIR FORCE.

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