DEWPOINT - AN ANTI-SENSOR SYSTEM FOR TERMINAL PHASE FLEET DEFENSE AGAINST OPTICAL AND RF HOMING MISSILES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2061
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Directed Technologies Inc.
1226 Potomac School Rd, Mclean, VA, 22101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ira F Kuhn Jr
(703) 556-6194
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEWPOINT CONCEPT UTILIZES CO-ALIGNED HIGH POWER MICROWAVE AND MODERATE POWER LASER DEVICES TO IRRADIATE OPTICAL AND/OR RF RECEIVERS IN THE INCOMING ANTI-SHIP MISSILE. THIS FLEET DEFENSE WEAPON CONCEPT HAS THREE IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS: 1. ABILITY TO PERMANENTLY OR INTERMITTENTLY DEBILITATE THE GUIDANCE/HOMING SUBSYSTEM OF ALL CLASSESOF THREAT ANTI-SHIP MISSILE EXCEPT PURE BALLISTIC NUCLEAR WARHEAD MISSILES. 2. NEAR-TERM DEPLOYMENT ON EXISTING SHIPS (I.E., BOLT-ON CAPABILITY BY EARLY 1990S) AND POTENTIAL FOR FAR-TERM DEPLOYMENT ON FLEET AIRCRAFT, 3. MAXIMAL EFFECTIVENESS WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE OFFBOARD RF/OPTICAL DECOYS AND JAMMERS. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT WILL EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE CONFIGURATIONS (RF AND OPTICAL SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, FREQUENCY, WAVEFORM) FOR THE SHIPBORNE DEWPOINT SYSTEM AND DEVELOP A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WHICH INCLUDES MICROWAVE AND LASER COMPONENTS, BEAM DIRECTOR, PRIME POWER, AND TARGETING.

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