KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$339,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4187
Agency Tracking Number:
4187
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4040 South Memorial Pkwy., Huntsville, AL, 35802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gregory R. Mcneill
(714) 476-0800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ACQUISITION OF POST BOOST PHASE VEHICLES AND/OR INDIVIDUAL REENTRY VEHICLES BY AN INFRARED SENSOR ON BOARD A SMALL G HARDENED PROJECTILE WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY HOMES ON AND IMPACTS ITS TARGET OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE APPROACH FOR REENTRY VEHICLE KINETIC ENERGY KILL. THE ACQUISITION, TRACKING, DISCRIMINATION AND GUIDANCE FUNCTIONS REQUIRED OF SUCH AN IR SENSOR RESULT IN A NUMBER OF CRITICAL ISSUES. THE SENSOR ACQUISITION RANGE IS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE AND IF EXTENDED SIGNIFICANTLY CAN PROVIDE DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT AND OVERALL SYSTEM COST REDUCTION. ACQUISITION RANGE IS LIMITED PRIMARILY BY HARD EARTH BACKGROUND (BOTH DC AND CLUTTER) AND THE DETECTION ALGORITHMS USED TO IDENTIFY TARGETS. SENSOR WAVEBAND OPTIMIZATION FOR REDUCING HARD EARTH BACKGROUND AS WELL AS EXTENDED MTI (MOVING TARGET INDICATOR) ALGORITHMS ARE PROPOSED FOR THIS INVESTIGATION. EXTENDING PROJECTILE ACQUISITION RANGE WILL INCREASE TOTAL DIVERT CAPABILITY SUBSEQUENTLY RELAXING BOTH HANDOVER ERROR VOLUME AND LAUNCHER POINTING ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS.

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