DISTRIBUTED ARRAY RADAR DEMONSTRATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,944.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5995
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Interspec Inc
1100 E Hector St, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR KENNETH ABEND
(215) 834-1511
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE IS TO FURTHER DEFINE AND SPECIFY A GROUND-BASED EXPERIMENT DESIGNED BY INTERSPEC, THAT WILL PROVE THAT A DISTRIBUTED ARRAY RADAR CAN OPERATE COHERENTLY ON TRANSMIT AS WELL AS RECEIVED WITH FULL TWO-WAY GAIN. COHERENT OPERATION ON RECEIVE HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VALLEY FORGE RESEARCH CENTER (VFRC) AND INTERSPEC. THE EXPERIMENT TO BE DESIGNED WILL DEMONSTRATE FULL COHERENT RECEIVE GAIN IN A WIDELY DISTRIBUTED ARRAY, COHERING ON CLUTTER AND ON COLLECTIONS OF POOR PHASE SYNCHRONIZING SOURCES, FULL COHERENT TRANSMIT-RECEIVE GAIN, COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SELF-SURVEYING AND SELF-COHERING TECHNIQUES FOR TWO-WAY COHERENCE, SYSTEM SURVIVABILITY, REMOVAL OF SIDELOBE ARTIFACTS, ADAPTIVE SIDELOBECLUTTER CANCELLATION, AND ADAPTIVE JAMMER CANCELLATION. THE PROPOSED EXPERIMENTS REPRESENT THE CULMINATION OF TWELVE YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR SYNCHRONIZING AND COHERING LARGE, DISTRIBUTED, PHASED ARRAY RADARS. A DISTRIBUTED SPARSE ARRAY REPRESENTS AN IDEAL WAY TO ELIMINATE SURFACE CLUTTER AND REDUCE CLUTTER DOPPLER SPREAD IN A SPACEBORNE OR AIRBORNE AIR DEFENSE RADAR.

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