Improved Plasma Limiter for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in BMDS Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,985.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7856
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-035-0159
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PLASMA SCIENCES CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
146369124
Principal Investigator:
Peter Krueger
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646
plasmascience@hotmail.com
Business Contact:
Roger Bailey
CFO
(423) 894-4646
rogerdalebailey@netzero.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Plasma Sciences Corporation (PSC) will build upon previous and ongoing research in transient voltage phenomena to develop a microwave front end limiter that can withstand high power RF interference with minimal impact on normal operations. Participating in the effort is Professor Popovic of Old Dominion University (ODU), a subject matter expert, who will support plasma computer modeling, simulation and analysis. Phase I efforts will demonstrate through modeling, simulation, and brassboard limiter tests, the feasibility of using plasma electromagnetic absorption and scattering properties to enhance performance of ongoing plasma limiter developments using reflective properties of an ionized gas to protect against high power transients. A Phase II effort will build prototype hardware for testing in a representative environment. In Phase III, PSC will work with radar prime contractors to integrate a prototype into an operational system and initiate limiter production.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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