Digital Signal Processing in Radar Altimeters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,390.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-04-C-0230
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-173-0855
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-173
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
MUSTANG TECHNOLOGY GROUP, L.P.
400 W. Bethany, Suite 110, Allen, TX, 75013
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
069871502
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Williamson
Senior System Engineer
(972) 747-0707
kevin@mustangtechnology.com
Business Contact:
Kent Lowder
President
(972) 747-0707
lowder@mustangtechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current radar altimeters in cluster munitions use an FMCW approach which requires expensive touch labor on the antenna to get the proper isolation and expensive multi-chip modules for processing the received energy. Mustang Technology Group will perform a cost and performance trade study of the current approach versus using DSPs in the FMCW approach and using a pulsed radar implementing various modulation techniques. The results of the trade study will reveal the most cost effective solution and the remainder of the research will include a detailed preliminary design of a radar altimeter implementing the best solution as well as a simulation to predict the low-cost altimeter performance.

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