Ultrafast Detection and Acquisition Radar for Ballistics Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A052-033-2247
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-033
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
3700 Cedarbend Dr., Glendale, CA, 91214
DUNS: 105447440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elayne Brown
 Managing Partner
 (818) 795-3247
 physicaldomains@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Elayne Brown
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (818) 795-3247
Email: physicaldomains@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project entails the design and demonstration of a X-band retrodirective noise-correlating (RNC) radar designed specifically for bullet detection and shooter geolocation. Preliminary research carried out for the DoD (U.S. Army Research Office and DARPA) of such a system has already demonstrated that ultrafast detection and tracking of a bullet is possible owing to the unique modality that the RNC radar offers. The present Phase-I research will design and optimize such a system in X band and test it on small fast moving targets. Computer simulations (ADS) will be carried out in parallel to determine how far out in range the radar will acquire bullets as a function of its electronic gain and aperture (i.e., number of channels). To leverage the previous DoD research, an existing X-band breadboard will be adapted and implemented for the proposed experiments.

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