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Advanced Discrimination Concepts utilizing Short Pulse High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N0017803C1028
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0160
Amount: $69,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6862 Hayvenhurst Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
United States
DUNS: 039976691
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sally Colocho
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 837-9123
Business Contact
 Wayne Crable
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (818) 947-3296
Research Institution

"This effort proposes a new and innovative approach to defeating discrimination countermeasures. The suggested approach utilizes High Power Microwave (HPM) devices to counter a variety of discrimination threats. The concept leverages the Multiple MiniatureKill Vehicle (MMKV) concept as a means of deployment for small High Power Microwave (HPM) short pulse (impulse) emitters. Traditionally, HPMs have been examined from a threat perspective. HPM device technology has advanced to such a point, that it is nowfeasible to examine using small HPM emitters as an integral part of a defense system. HPM devices support large peak powers and some devices now support multiple pulse operation. These advancements allow HPMs to be used as small impulse radars that canbe deployed aboard or from the MMKVs. The primary objective of this SBIR will be to determine the feasibility of using these HPM device signals to perform the BMD Discrimination function. Techniques to be examined will include: 1) exploiting bi-staticradar cross sections, 2) utilization of the impulse signal to generate multiple geometry wideband range profiles and 3) utilization of the impulse signal to generate multi-dimension range doppler images. Anticipated Benefits: This HPM impulse radarconcept provides multiple viewing geometries with high range resolution signature profiles. This will provide a powerful discrimination capability as well as a hedge against closely spaced

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