INTERNALLY FOCUSED RANDOM ARRAYS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6001
Amount: $50,117.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR WILLIAM J GRAHAM
 (215) 834-1511
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A CONCEPT IS PROPOSED FOR NEAR-FIELD FOCUSING AND SCANNING WITH A RANDOM DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC ARRAY FOR LONG RANGE SURVEILLANCE. THE ARRAY MAY BE SEVERAL MILES IN DIAMETER AND FOCUSED WITHIN OR OUTSIDE ITS OWN BOUNDARIED PROVIDING IMPROVED TARGET LOCALIZATION IN BOTH RANGE AND AZIMUTH AND REJECTING INTERFERING NOISE SOURCES WITH ITS HIGH RESOLUTION TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOCUS. THE PROPERTIES OF FOCUSED RANDOM ARRAYS ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL INCLUDING RESOLUTION, NUMBER OF BEAMS REQUIRED FOR COVERAGE, BANDWIDTH, SIDELOBE LEVEL, AND MAIN BEAM INTERFERENCE REJECTION. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES ARE PROPOSED FOR REDUCTION OF THE INHERENTLY HIGH SIDELOABES OF THE FOCUSED RANDOM ARRAY WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF ACHIEVING HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH A FEASIBLE PROCESSING LOAD. THE FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE ARRAY CONFIGURATION ARE DISCUSSED AND METHODS ARE PROPOSED FOR DEVELOPING SUCH CONFIGURATIONS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE OF A LARGE AREA WITH AN ACCEPTABLE NUMBER OF BEAMS AND SUFFICIENT ARRAY GAIN. THE EFFECTS ON PROCESSING LOAD ARE ALSO EXAMINED.

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