Passive Coherent Location (PCL) for Launch Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$843,690.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-04-C-0226
Award Id:
62493
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2252
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107928806
Principal Investigator:
John Don Carlos
(858) 535-9680
jdc@islinc.com
Business Contact:
R. Dowe
(858) 535-9680
mdowe@islinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project has developed innovative algorithms and a flexible, scalable processing architecture to detect and track launch vehicles by exploiting scattered radiation from commercial high power radio and television broadcast stations. The system is completely passive and emits no radiation. We have shown that a mobile (e.g. van mounted), low-cost, rapidly deployable, high-performance capability is feasible using recently available COTS integrated microelectronics. System performance, tracking accuracy, and implementation feasibility were confirmed by analysis and simulation in phase I. A prototype will be developed in phase II and used to demonstrate tracking accuracy in preparation for production and deployment in phase III.

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