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Real-Time Active Sensor Target Scene Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-08-C-0169
Agency Tracking Number: F071-159-0062
Amount: $749,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-159
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-05-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-05-30
Small Business Information
10855 Business Center Dr. Bldg. A
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
DUNS: 173255688
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bob Adams
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 898-8200
Business Contact
 Christopher Lewis
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (714) 898-8200
Research Institution

This proposal describes the approach to be undertaken in the implementation and demonstration of innovative system architectures, algorithms, and design concepts for a prototype Real-time Active Sensor Target Scene Generator to test Fuzing Radars with enhanced ground proximity recognition processing. Various approaches have been investigated in Phase I of this program, with a focus on system architectures, algorithms, and design concepts which address signal capture, modulation, and generation of wideband, complex waveforms. Current implementations are limited in their capabilities to produce multiple reflection points due to constraints imposed through the inflexibility of the architecture. The proposed architecture consists of a high-speed DRFM mated with Complex Target Synthesizer Boards (CTSB) to convolve a sampled radar pulse with a range profile of the engagement region. The range profile will be updated pulse-to-pulse to reflect changing sensor position and target aspect. The scalable architecture provides the ability to synthesize complex radar scenes that can be represented with the range resolution and range extent provided by the CTSB implementation. The evolution of developmental sensors to larger bandwidth compressed waveforms with frequency agility drives the focus on real-time implementation and wide bandwidth capabilities. The cost and benefit of the demonstrated approaches will be assessed.

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