RV TERMINAL UPDATE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$198,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4581
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Bd Systems Inc.
357 Van Ness Wy - Ste 110, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Jesse J Butts
(213) 618-8798
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INCREASING THE ACCURACY OF REENTRY VEHICLES AND PROVIDING THE CAPABILITY TO ATTACK IMPRECISELY LOCATED OR RELOCATABLE TARGETS ARE GOALS WHOSE REALIZATION WOULD SUBSTANTIALLY ENHANCE THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND REDUCE THE CHANCE OF NUCLEAR WAR. MOST SIGNIFICANT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR INCREASING THE ACCURACY TO THE POINT WHERE NON-NUCLEAR WEAPONS COULD BE EMPLOYED AGAINST STRATEGIC TARGETS. THESE GOALS SHOULD BE ACHIEVABLE THROUGH APPLICATION OF EXISTING OR NEAR-TERM TARGET DESIGNATION AND GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGIES. BD SYSTEMS IS PROPOSING A NEW AND INNOVATIVE TARGET DESIGNATION CONCEPT USING BISTATIC SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR TECHNIQUES. THIS NEW CONCEPT HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING OPERABLE IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND BEING POTENTIALLY IMPLEMENTABLE WITH ONLY MODERATELY SIZED SENSORS AND RECEIVERS ON THE RVS AND ON THE DESIGNATION PLATFORMS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PHASE I STUDY ARE TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS NEW CONCEPT, TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF SEVERAL OTHER TARGET DESIGNATION SCHEMES, TO DETERMINE THE TECHNOLOGIES REQUIRED FOR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION, AND TO IDENTIFY THE MOST PROMISING SCHEMES FOR DETAILED ASSESSMENT IN PHASE II.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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