MODEL FOR CHAFF RADAR RETURNS FOR MISSILE TARGET DETECTING DEVICES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
8530
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynetics Inc
Po Drawer B, Huntsville, AL, 35814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 R L DUNKIN
 (904) 651-0007
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CURRENT AND FORECAST AIR FORCE MISSILE TEST PROGRAMS INVOLVE ATTACKS BY AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES ON DRONE AIRCRAFT THAT ARE DISPENSING SELFDEFENSE RADAR CHAFF AS AN ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURE (ECM) TECHNIQUE. THE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF CHAFF ON MISSILE-BORNE RADAR SEEKERS HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED AND ARE GENERALLY WELL UNDERSTOOD; HOWEVER, ITS SPECIFIC IMPACT ON MISSILE TARGET DETECTION DEVICES (TTDS) EMPLOYED DURING ENDGAME HAS NOT BEEN FULLY ADDRESSED. CONSEQUENTLY, A CRITICAL NEED EXISTS TO QUANTIFY THE EFFECTS OF SELF-DEFENSE RADAR CHAFF ON THE TDD FUNCTION OF THE MISSILE WARHEAD. DYNETICS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A MODEL FOR CHAFF RADAR RETURNS FOR MISSILE TDD BY FOLLOWING AN EFFICIENTLY ORGANIZED, PHASED APPROACH. THE FIRST PHASE, PHASE I, WILL PROVIDE A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR SUBSEQUENT PHASES BY DEFINING AND FULLY DOCUMENTING THE METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDURES FROM WHICH A COMPUTER MODEL CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR CREDIBLY SIMULATING CHAFF RADAR RETURNS. THIS SBIR PROPOSAL SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES THE PHASE I EFFORT.

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