Passive Coherent Location (PCL) for Launch Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0226
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2252
Amount: $843,690.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-197
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: 107928806
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John E Don Carlos
 (858) 535-9680
 jdc@islinc.com
Business Contact
 R. Dowe
Phone: (858) 535-9680
Email: 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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