CROSS SECTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$48,866.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4372
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sensis Corp
The Marketplace - Rte 92, Manlius, NY, 13104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ERNEST B ROCKWOOD
(315) 682-7777
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LOW RADAR CROSS-SECTION AIR TARGET IS A CREDIBLE, DIFFICULT THREAT WHICH DEMANDS AN AIR DEFENSE CAPABILITY NOT NOW AVAILABLE. ONE PROMISING SOLUTION INVOLVES A MULTISTATIC RADAR. SUCH A RADAR HAS A NUMBER OF ATTRACTIVE FEATURES, BUT IT'S FUNDAMENTAL ADVANTAGE, VIS-A-VIS LOW RCS AIR TARGETS, IS THAT IT COUNTERS THE REDUCTION IN BACKSCATTERED ENERGY BY VIEWING TARGETS THROUGH BISTATIC ANGLES WHERE THE REFLECTED ENERGY MAY, IN FACT, BE ENHANCED. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PARTICULAR MULTISTATIC RADAR SYSTEM WHICH APPEARS TO OFFER THE PRACTICAL, EFFECTIVE, AND ATTRACTIVE RESPONSE TO THE LOW RCS AIR TARGET THREAT. IT EXPLOITS THE FACT THAT, IN THE AN/TPS-59, THE USMC ALREADY DEPLOYS A RADAR WHICH COMES CLOSE TO ACHIEVING ADEQUATE COUNTER-STEALTH CAPABILITY. THE MARINE CORPS DOES NOT NEED A NEW RADAR TO BEAR THE TOTAL BURDEN OF DETECTING AND TRACKING LOW RCS AIR TARGETS. RATHER, IT NEEDS A RADAR TO COMPLEMENT THE AN/TPS-59, PROVIDING THE REQUIRED TOTAL SYSTEM CAPABILITY AT THE LOWEST ADDITIONAL COST AND COMPLEXITY. THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT THE PROPOSED MULTISTATIC RADAR DOES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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