DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,868.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6454
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sparta Inc
16516 Bernardo Center Dr - Ste, San Diego, CA, 92128
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM A GRENARD
(619) 485-8815
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A STUDY IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE COUNTERMEASURE TO BISTATIC RADAR SYSTEMS. BISTATIC SYSTEMS OFFER POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES FOR SURVEILLANCE, ESPECIALLY AS AIRCRAFT AND MISSILES ARE DEVELOPED WITH REDUCED RADAR SIGNATURES. THESE ADVANTAGES ARE ENHANCED RADAR CROSS SECTION OVER A LIMITED RANGE OF BISTATIC ANGLES, REDUCTION OF PROPAGATION LOSSES, AND REDUCED VULNERABILITY TO JAMMING. COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE DETERMINED THAT WILL NEGATE THESE ADVANTAGES OR DEFEAT BISTATIC SYSTEMS. PASSIVE METHODS CONSIDERED WILL INCLUDE DENIAL OF ADVANTAGEOUS GEOMETRIES, RADAR ABSORPTION, BODY SHAPING, AND PHASING OF PRINCIPAL SCATTERERS. ACTIVE METHODS WILL INCLUDE JAMMING, REPEATERS (SPOOFING), AND CANCELLATION. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON HYBRID BISTATIC SYSTEMS (SPACEBORNE TRANSMITTERS, AIRBORNE RECEIVERS). COUNTER-COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE CONSIDERED. THE RESULTS WILL INCLUDE RECOMMENDED COUNTERMEASURES OR COMBINATIONS OF COUNTERMEASURES, AND DEFINITION OF NEEDED TESTS OR MEASUREMENTS TO DEMONSTRATE THE VALIDITY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

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