OPTIMAL MARV TRAJECTORIES CONSIDERING DEFENSE RADAR AND INTERCEPTOR LIMITATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6584
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
IN MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLE ENGAGEMENT STUDIES, IT IS USUALLY NECESSARY TO DRIVE A SET OF "EFFECTIVE" EVASION TRAJECTORIES TO OBTAIN A REALISTIC ESTIMATE OF THE PENETRATION CAPABILITY OF THE OFFENSE. ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES AND SMALL COMPUTER CODES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO TREAT EVASION PERFORMANCE OF THE MARV RELATIVE TO THE INTERCEPTOR, BUT HAVE IGNORED THE PROBLEMS SUCH AS VECHICLE IMPOSES ON THE RADAR. ONE SUCH FACTOR IS THAT THE WIDER THREAT TUBE AVAILABLE WITH THE MARV MAY STRESS THE RADAR SEARCH PERFORMANCE TO THE POINT THAT LEAKAGE OCCURS. IN THIS ACTIVITY, AN EXAMINATION OF THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF EVASION AND THREAT TUBE WIDENING (AND THE PROPER MIX ONE SHOULD USE) WILL BE CONDUCTED. A METHODOLOGY (AND ULTIMATELY A SMALL COMPUTER CODE) WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DETERMINING THE OPTIMAL MARV TRAJECTORY MIX AND THE RESULTANT PENETRATION EFFECTIVENESS AS A FUNCTION OF OFFENSE/DEFENSE CHARACTERISTICS.

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