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High Power Microwave Bistatic Radar Concept for Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003P0013
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0368
Amount: $69,222.00
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
 Mark Barnes
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 837-9123
Business Contact
 Wayne Crable
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (818) 947-3296
Research Institution

"The project proposes to evaluate the feasibility of enhancing the technology level of the Multiple Miniature Kill Vehicles (MMKV's) that uses High Power Microwave (HPM) devices with a receiver system to collect bistatic radar data for objectdiscrimination. The primary criticism of most missile defense systems has been their vulnerability to potential countermeasures. Many articles have been written highlighting this concern, some postulating that the National Missile Defense system could bedefeated by several unclassified countermeasures. The proposed concept expands the potential functions of MMKV deployed HPM devices to include the innovative use of bistatic radar signature collection for object discrimination.The basic MMKV concept is to use multiple, small interceptors which might be packaged on a booster. The primary function of these interceptors would be to actively destroy countermeasures and re-entry vehicles (RV's). One of these concepts uses MMKV's todeploy HPM emitters to damage the electronics of jammers. The proposed concept uses the energy emitted by the HPM devices as transmitters and a receiver to form a bistatic radar. Preliminary review demonstrates that bistatic angles greater than 120¿provide substantially larger radar cross-section for RV's than backscattering and yields features that distinguish an RV from a decoy. Although there is a potential to apply a similar approach to geophysical exploration, it i

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