A Unique Model of RF Radiation for Detecting and Characterizing a Missile Ground Launch

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,983.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N0017803C1092
Agency Tracking Number:
031-0965
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENIG ASSOC., INC.
12501 Prosperity Drive, Suite 340, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153640735
Principal Investigator
 D. John Pastine
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 680-8600
 jayp@enig.com
Business Contact
 Julius Enig
Title: President
Phone: (301) 680-8600
Email: julese@enig.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A new, unique, and innovative theoretical model is proposed to provide the MDA with the ability to detect and interpret the RF signature resulting from the interaction of the initial, unsteady rocket plume formation with the surrounding air and launch padduring the initial launch phase. Preliminary calculations indicate that the signature created at the launch site should be detectable several hundred kilometers away. Physical model can be used to detect and characterize missile ground launch; toidentify location of a surface or underground explosion of chemical explosives; to identify location of launch tube from muzzle blast after projectile exit; to identify source of weapons fire, building demolition, land clearance, and mining operations,pyroclastic flows, and underground magma.

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