INSTANTANEOUS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT (IFM) CORRELATOR USING OPTICAL APPROACH

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$488,971.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12273
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aurora Associates
3350 Scott Blvd - Bldg 33, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr I C Chang
(408) 748-0867
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE IFM IS ALMOST AN IDEAL RECEIVER FOR THE INTERCEPTION OF RADAR THREATS EXCEPT THAT IT CANNOT PROCESS MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS SIGNALS. A RECENTLY PROPOSED APPROACH USING CORRELATOR ARRAY SHOWS GOOD POTENTIAL OF RESOLVING THIS MAJOR DEFICIENCY. THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO INVESTIGATE, ACCESS AND COMPARE DIFFERENT OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IFM CORRELATORS. SEVERAL INCOHERENT AND COHERENT CONFIGURATIONS USING FIBER-OPTIC, ELECTRO-OPTIC AND ACOUSTO-OPTIC TECHNOLOGIES ARE PROPOSED. SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED CORRELATORS. AN OPTIMUM DESIGN FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION MODEL WILL BE PURSUED IN THE SECOND PHASE EFFORT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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