Real Time Scene Generator for Fuzing (RTSGF)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0198
Agency Tracking Number: F071-159-1710
Amount: $99,655.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-159
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, 78744
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Hallidy
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 479-7732
 hallidy@spec.com
Business Contact
 W. McCone
Title: Vice President of Contracts
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Email: contracts@spec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Future short range, high speed fuzes will require high resolution active imaging to rapidly detect and classify high value air and surface targets in the presence of passive and active countermeasures. Determination of the correct burst point for Height-of-Burst fuzes can be difficult, as non target scatterers such as terrain illuminated by the radar can confuse the fuze, causing it to fire prematurely. Successful fuzing requires that real time signal processing be performed on information about delay, Doppler and Radar Cross Section (RCS) of targets and background. Such a fuze’s operation for a complex scene can most accurately be assessed in a controlled environment by a hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Adequate representation of a scene requires real time generation of a large number of scattering elements having independent delay, Doppler and RCS. Existing target simulators are unable to generate the requisite number of scatterers at reasonable cost. To address this problem, Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation plans to leverage its expertise in the development of hardware for Digital RF Memories (DRFMs) to create a design for a Real Time Scene Generator for active imaging radar Fuzes (RTSGF). The RTSGF produce multiple coherent scatterers, each with independent delay, Doppler and RCS.

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