PERFORMANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,945.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4516
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp
Po Box 6890, Santa Barbara, CA, 93160
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOEL R GARBARINO
(805) 968-6787
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE IMPROVEMENT OF THREAT RADAR TECHNOLOGY IN THE PAST DECADE HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT CURRENT PENETRATION SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS. TAKING THE OFFENSE CONSERVATIVE VIEW OF THE PROBLEM CAN MAKE THE JOB OF THE PENETRATION AID DESIGNER VERY DIFFICULT. A MORE REALISTIC VIEW OF THE PROBLEM MAY SHOW THAT CERTAIN CONCEPTS HAVE MORE MERIT THAN THE CONSERVATIVE VIEW MIGHT INDICATE. ONE IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THESE ENGAGEMENTS WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED IS THE IMPACT OF NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON DEFENSE PERFORMANCE AND THE CONCOMITANT IMPROVEMENT IN PENETRATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. SINGLE RADAR BLACKOUT ANALYSES HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED IN SOME CASES TO DETERMINE LIKELY DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BURST PLACEMENT, BUT THE IMPACT ON DEFENSE TRACKING AND DISCRIMINATION PERFORMANCE HAS NOT BEEN TREATED. IN THIS ACTIVITY, (AND ULTIMATELY A SMALL COMPUTER CODE) FOR DETERMINING PENETRATION SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS WITH REALISTIC DEFENSE LIMITATIONS DUE TO NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON SENSOR PERFORMANCE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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