Feasibility Demonstration for the Precision Pulse Positioning System (3PS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,459,830.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0367
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-154-0633
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-154
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1220 Kennestone Circle, Suite E, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
G. Martin Hall
Senior Scientist
(770) 795-8181
martin.hall@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
Susan Dugas
Vice President
(770) 795-8181
susan.dugas@pra-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to extend and experimentally validate the results of the Phase I development of the Precision Pulse Positioning System (3PS) technology, which provides a multi-function capability for US Army Force Protection including the guidance of blue interceptors, the resolution of the blue air picture, the precision approach mission for blue aircraft, and optimal guidance methodologies for many-on-many interceptor threat engagements In addition, PRA proposes to create a detailed simulation of the optimal guidance methodology for multiple-interceptor multiple-threat engagements developed in Phase I. 3PS reduces the cost per kill required to engage rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM) by eliminating costly components such as active seekers and inertial sensors. 3PS addresses the need for low-cost precision guidance and control of interceptors to locate interceptors and targets within the radar energy field. Using unique waveforms interceptors compute a guidance solution to the target that has minimal impact on radar resources. Additional advantages are that 3PS does not require the fire control radar to communicate with the interceptor and 3PS enables onboard computation of guidance solutions, thus permitting higher update rates without affecting radar duty cycle.

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