Ultra-Lightweight Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar for Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and Organic Aerial Vehicles (OAV)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,875.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15P7T-05-C-B204
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-112-0119
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-112
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Salzman
 Principal Staff
 (310) 954-2200
 JSalzman@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Syracuse
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 565-0306
Email: MSyracuse@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In an effort to enhance the OAV and UGS missions within the context of the Future Force vision, the Army has a need for an ultra-lightweight (objective: 2 lb) MTI radar sensor capable of 360 deg detection of moving dismounted troops at ranges of up to 3 km (objective) in desert terrain, under windless conditions and near-zero platform speed. TSC proposes a novel MTI Omni-directional Radar concept that can be implemented with currently available RF MEMS, A/D converters, and FPGA technologies. Using low peak transmitter power to reduce detectability and enhance mission survivability, the Light MTIOR concept provides detection of dismounts at ranges to 3 km, with sufficient angle resolution to cue an EO/IR sensor for further imaging. It is anticipated that, provided a high level of component integration, the concept will meet the objective weight during pre-production or production phases of development. During Phase I, TSC will investigate the feasibility of the Light MTIOR concept, demonstrate its detection and angle measurement capability via closed-form analyses and simulations, and develop a preliminary design for Phase II ground-based and tower demonstration tests.

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