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Ground-to-air over Horizon Single Targeted Tracking Radar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA2487-19-P-0065
Agency Tracking Number: F191-051-0801
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-051
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-29
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Niusha Sarkhosh
 Director, Advanced RF Systems
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

To address the Air Force’s need for a micro-single target track (STT) ground-to-air radar system for use on unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to improve target tracking over water ranges, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an advanced Ground-to-air over Horizon Single Target Tracking (GHOST) Radar. GHOST is a compact, lightweight, and low-power sensor that directly fits in the payload bay of the USVs (6×12×12 in.). It interfaces with the platforms through standard buses by transferring the high-fidelity radar information to a remote operator or the ground control station. GHOST’s innovative system design and algorithms provide (a) a large computational capability within a low-power small form factor that is sufficient to detect and track targets with a low false alarm rate using radar cross-section data, and (b) a platform-agnostic, low-size, weight, power, and cost design that can be used in USVs. In Phase I, POC will design GHOST and develop limited-scale benchtop hardware to show component feasibility. In Phase II, POC will develop a field-ready, technology readiness level (TRL)-5/-6, platform-mounted GHOST prototype with a target detection and tracking capability that can be demonstrated to a suitable customer for further transition.

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