Low Cost, Rapid Response Deployment of Reentry Vehicle Targets for Ground Based Radar Tracking & Callibration

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7122
Award Id:
74777
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0619
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston Plaz, Reston, VA, 20191
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072651391
Principal Investigator:
DanCohen
Program Manager
(505) 242-7840
dan.cohen@plansys.com
Business Contact:
PaulBanas
Vice President
(985) 639-3529
pbanas@psislidell.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
One of the limiting factors for the development of advanced MDA related radar systems technology is the ability to test new concepts in an operational environment. Simulations, advanced modeling and range tests all provide valuable insight into the expected behavior of these systems during operations but there is no substitute for multiple tests of developmental systems against real targets in the operational environment. For missile defense, this requires flying re-entry vehicle (RV) like systems in threat trajectories and maintaining on-orbit targets for routine testing, as required. This type of capability would allow technology developers to continuously refine and adjust their concepts until they have optimized system performance. This same capability also provides invaluable training for operational systems and their crews. Unfortunately launch costs and satellite target development expenses are currently preventing this scenario from becoming a reality. PSI will use their satellite-based Network Data Acquisition System (NDAS) as the foundation for a family of low cost, quick response radar targets. The modular architecture of NDAS allows efficient upgrades of the existing system without redesign or requalification. We will provide MDA with a comprehensive decision matrix that defines a full range of options for radar target architectures.

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