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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2061
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ira F Kuhn Jr
 (703) 556-6194
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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