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Advanced Multi-Mode Seeker Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003P0046
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0411
Amount: $69,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
DUNS: 062090113
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Bogusch
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 461-0235
Business Contact
 Scot Fries
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 963-8761
Research Institution

"The goal of this program is to develop an advanced in-flight interceptor communications system (IFICS) to support advanced seekers. Effective utilization of advanced multi-mode sensor technology to provide enhanced detection, discrimination, and guidancecapabilities may involve increased information transfer between kill vehicles and ground segments or a reduced timeline for data transfer. This, in turn, will place additional stress on the data link between interceptor and ground terminal. The IFICSwill therefore need to be upgraded to accommodate new requirements with adequate reliability in an operational environment. Amplitude fading and phase scintillation arising from signal propagation disturbances in the tactical environment impose asignificant design challenge for this system. Consequently, emphasis in Phase I of this program will be placed on developing an advanced waveform for IFICS that will provide reliable communications in the presence of signal scintillation fading andvehicle dynamics. This will be accomplished using a combination of advanced modulation techniques and state-of-the-art error-correction coding technology. During Phase I, computer simulations will be used to evaluate design trade-offs and demonstrate thecapability of advanced link designs. A prototype modem will be developed and tested in Phase II. The advanced IFICS will provide effective utilization of advanced seeker technology. It will enable

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