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Miniature, software-defined Man-Portable Doppler Radar (MPDR) for Atmospheric Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-18-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6807
Amount: $695,650.39
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-028
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-12-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-18
Small Business Information
52 Geiger Road, Suite 2, Rome, NY, 13441
DUNS: 806603515
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Walter Szczepanski
 (315) 356-1661
 walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Business Contact
 Janine Szczepanski
Phone: (315) 356-1668
Email: janine.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc. will develop and demonstrate an innovative compact, man-portable, ruggedized software-defined Doppler RADAR system prototype for the measurement of atmospheric winds and adverse weather features (e.g. thunderstorms, cloud fronts, etc) that will have advanced characteristics such as adjustable RF waveforms allowing for versatile radar adaptability.We will develop a scaled prototype of the proposed miniature, software-defined MPDR system concept.Detailed algorithms for radar signal generation and processing will be evaluated, using a combination of real data and high fidelity simulation for effectiveness in wind and weather detection under various atmospheric conditions.Results will be documented.Strengths and deficiencies will be clearly identified.The design will be configured with optimized performance and implemented in hardware during Phase II.The man-portable design goals are for the overall system to weigh less than 20 kg and have a volume less than 30 L.The system will be designed to be capable of measuring atmospheric winds to 10km with adverse weather detected at 15km.In addition, the multi-function radar will be designed to detect and track UAS targets in its field of view.

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