ADVANCED ESM AND ANTIRADIATION MISSILES HAVE MADE OPERATION OF A RADAR ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD VERY RISKY.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4143
Amount: $72,846.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Micrilor Inc
9 Lakeside Office Park, Wakefield, MA, 01880
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR JOHN H CAFARELLA
 (617) 246-0103
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Research Institution
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Abstract
ADVANCED ESM AND ANTIRADIATION MISSILES HAVE MADE OPERATION OF A RADAR ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD VERY RISKY. A POPULAR APPROACH TO MAKING RADARS SURVIVABLE IS TO USE PASSIVE RECEIVERS FOR PROCESSING TARGET RETURNS USING NON-COLOCATED TRANSMITTERS; THE PASSIVE RECEIVERS ARE INVULNERABLE TO INTERCEPT WHILE PERFORMING THEIR RADAR PROCESSING. UNFORTUNATELY THIS PASSIVE CONVERTNESS OF SUCH BISTATIC RECEIVERS CAN BE LOST WHEN TARGET INFORMATION IS TRANSMITTED BACK. THE USE OF ADVANCED SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNIQUES, COMBINED WITH NETWORKING FOR MINIMUM LINK RANGES, COULD PROVIDE LOW-PROBABILITY-OFINTERCEPT (LPI) AGAINST SOPHISTICATED THREATS. THE TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR ARE SIMILAR ENOUGH THAT SHARED HARDWARE IS POSSIBLE.

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