Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-07-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: N061-004-0026
Amount: $749,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-004
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
162 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, 13502
DUNS: 111305843
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Graham
 Principal Investigator
 (315) 732-7385
Business Contact
 Milissa Benincasa
Title: Vice President
Phone: (315) 732-7385
Research Institution
Black River Systems Co., Inc. proposes to develop an airborne PC-based passive surveillance radar system that utilizes non-cooperative radar transmissions to generate a bistatic radar picture. This “software radar” implementation will provide maximum flexibility, while minimizing hardware size, weight and power (SWaP) and cost for future applications. We will design the airborne PC-based passive surveillance system by leveraging existing designs as starting points. The designed passive surveillance system will accept two IF feeds from available host platform antenna/RF receiver assets, digitize the IF signals and provide digital signal/data processing of the radar data. Since the final Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar (APBR) processing system will, most likely, be used on existing platforms with existing antennas and front-end RF processing, the APBR will be designed to input data at the IF level, thus making it applicable to a wide variety of host applications. The development process includes requirements allocation, analyses and tradeoffs of implementation parameters, hardware/software implementation and system test. Operator input and a laptop display will be provided. Airborne data collection experiments will provide test data for laboratory performance validation. A PC-based passive surveillance system will be provided at the completion of the effort.

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