Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-10-P-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
B09B-010-0033
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09T010
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
PO Box 341149, Austin, TX, 78734
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014739655
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Holt
Principal Investigator
(512) 264-1804
tholt@apelc.com
Business Contact:
Jon Mayes
CEO
(512) 264-1804
mayes@apelc.com
Research Institution:
Texas Tech University
M Giesselmann
PO Box 41105
Lubbock, TX, 79409
(806) 742-2985
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Ballistic Missle Defense (BMD) systems vary wildly in size and scope and include ground-based interceptor platforms with anti-ballistic missile (ABM) warheads, air-based high-power laser platforms such as the Airborne Laser (ABL), and ship-based systems such as the Aegis BMD system. The problems addressed in this proposal are the traditionally large sizes, number of support systems required, and limited range of HPM systems, all of which have prevented an HPM-based BMD system from being deployed. Applied Physical Electronics, L. C. proposes to team with Texas Tech University to advance the state-of-the-art technology by developing prototypes for two of the most promising geometries in the S-Band. The primary goals of the phase I program will be to: (1) evaluate and possibly improve on the two geometries, and determine the most promising form to be used in a deployed system, (2) develop a plan to improve the performance of both geometries under rep rate conditions, and (3) develop predictive capabilities that can be benchmarked against the experimentally acquired data. Phase II efforts will develop a ruggedized, battery powered version of the source and also investigate phase-locking dual sources in order to create arrays which would increase the effective range of a system.

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