Anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0399
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-902-0449
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-902
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORP.
1200 28th Street, Suite 302, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
(303) 449-5211
flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-1855
tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The FIRST RF team proposes a system that will provide RPG launch warning and bearing determination. The proposed system will be mounted on top of a vehicle or installed on fixed sights. The intent is to keep the system simple and affordable to allow integration on a wide range of platforms and users. Even a limited number of installations will provide a limited yet effective shield by detection of RPG threats. An important feature of the system is that it is rugged and reliable. The key element of the proposed system is a Ku-Band radar with an affordable antenna system that detects an incoming RPG. The dynamics of the system allow detection of rounds as close as 150 meters to ranges greater than 1000 meters. An optional optical system is proposed to augment the radar. The overall objective of the proposed Phase I effort is to demonstrate feasibility of the omni-sensor system for the anti-RPG application. Laboratory tests will be conducted to validate key components such as the RF aperture. A full system model will be generated to demonstrate effectiveness of the proposed concept.

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