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Radar Detection Performance Model For Low RCS Maritime Targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0174
Agency Tracking Number: N041-131-0047
Amount: $99,875.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-131
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-11-06
Small Business Information
21311 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
DUNS: 081116725
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Kraiman
 Research Scientist
 (703) 841-0990
Business Contact
 Thomas Liesy
Title: CFO/COO
Phone: (310) 543-5433
Research Institution

Threat maritime surveillance radars provide an all-weather, day/night performance capability to detect and track US ships, and hence can adversely affect the Navy's Littoral Warfare capability. To help mitigate this threat, it is desirable to design US vessels with reduced radar cross-section (RCS) to minimize their signature. However, current maritime surveillance radar models are not accurate enough to quantitatively assess the tradeoffs between the complexity and cost associated with reducing ship free-space RCS and its associated measure of effectiveness, i.e., its benefit in terms of reducing ship detectability by threat radars. Dynamics Technology, Inc. (DTI) will develop a high fidelity radar performance simulation that accurately predicts detectability of small RCS ships and craft on the ocean surface. In Phase I, we will define the requirements and design of the simulation, adapt DTI's existing methodology within our validated Periscope Detection Radar Model to the low RCS surface target domain, and build a prototype performance simulation to elicit feedback and guide Phase II simulation development.

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