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Improved Track Accuracy for Missile Engagements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7540
Agency Tracking Number: B152-008-0285
Amount: $139,774.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA15-008
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-01-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-07-18
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Ian Rumsey
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

"Efficient acquisition, tracking, and discrimination of threatening objects by geographically dispersed sensors are dependent on precise tracking and sensing of missile defense systems. These systems require state-of-the-art radar processing, antennas, and RF systems.The objective, simply stated, is to provide a sensor system with the ability to acquire and track fast moving targets at extended ranges over a wide field of view with extreme angular precision which will enhance the effectiveness of all missile defense systems that rely on accurate and precise tracking data. FIRST RFs has recently fielded low cost, high performance AESA radar sensor systems for ground-based low altitude aircraft detection as well as airborne sense and avoid applications that will enable improved track accuracy radar systems for MDA applications. The approach proposed by FIRST RF uses a unique antenna configuration that provides optimal search speed and tracking accuracy within a pragmatic and cost effective hardware approach. This method uses a combination of apertures that quickly and unambiguously establish a precise target angle and range while using a fast search method."

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