IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR GROUND VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$198,205.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17775
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp
12340 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jim Shirley
(310) 820-2200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PSR SERVICES, INC. (PSRS), A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORPORATION (PSRC), WILL CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING IDENTIFICATION OF FRIENDLY GROUND FORCES TO FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT AND OTHER GROUND FORCES. THE STUDY WILL PRODUCE A LIST OF CRITICAL DESIGN ELEMENTS AGAINST WHICH CANDIDATE SYSTEMS WILL BE EVALUATED. PSRS WILL EVALUATE CANDIDATE ELECTRO-OPTICAL (EO) AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) IFF SCHEMES AGAINST THE CRITICAL DESIGN ELEMENTS LIST, USING A POINT RATING SYSTEM, AND WILL SELECT THE BEST CANDIDATE IFF SYSTEM OR COMPOSITE SYSTEM. PSRS WILL PRODUCE A COMPLETE, DETAILED DESIGN OF THE PROPOSED IFF SYSTEM, WHICH MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS. THE PROPOSED DESIGN WILL BE ANALYZED IN DETAIL TO DETERMINE ITS EXPECTED PERFORMANCE. FINALLY, IT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN FIELD TESTS, USING A BREADBOARDED MINIMAL IFF TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER, WHETHER OR NOT THE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (SNR) OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, AT THE MAXIMUM RANGES AT WHICH IT WILL BE USED, IS ADEQUATE. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - A GROUND VEHICLE IFF SYSTEM WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE POTENTIAL OF VEHICLES BEING KILLED BY FIRE FROM FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT OR OTHER GROUND VEHICLES, SUCH AS OCCURRED ON 27 OCCASIONS IN THE 1991 PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT.

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