A MMW POLARIZATION DIVERSE TRANSCEIVER SYSTEM PROVIDING BASE BAND FOUR PLANE MONOPULSE, DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE NULLS & POLARIZATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$499,980.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17871
Agency Tracking Number:
17871
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8405-a Benjamin Rd., Tampa, FL, 33634
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Patrick E. Crane
(813) 884-6076
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
UBC, INC., AN ENGINEERING FIRM PERFORMING RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LIMITED PRODUCTION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OVER THE ENTIRE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM, SPECIALIZING IN MILLIMETER WAVE AND INFRARED SENSORS, PROPOSES AN SBIR PROGRAM TO PROVIDE DESIGN, SUPPORTING ANALYSIS AND BRASS-BOARD DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO A W-BAND POLARIZATION DIVERSE FOUR PLANE MONOPULSE RADAR WITH DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE POLARIZATION AND NULL PLANES. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM BUILDS ON HARDWARE ALREADY DEVELOPED BY UBC, INC. IN SUPPORT TERMINAL HOMING SEEKERS FOR AIR TO GROUND APPLICATION. ADDITIONS TO THE EXISTING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE FOR BASE BAND ANGLE AND POLARIZATION PROCESSING AS WELL AS PREPROCESSING TRANSMIT RECEIEVE ISOLATION OF 60 DB WITH POST PROCESSING ISOLATION OF ARTBITRARILY HIGH LEVELS WHEN COMBINED WITH SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED BY THE AIR FORCE. THE NEAR TERM BENEFIT TO THE US GOVERNMENT IS LARGE IN THAT MONOPULSE RADARS AND TRACKERS CAN BE MADE HIGHER PERFORMANCE, MORE VERSATILE AND COST EFFECTIVE IN "ONE FELL SWOOP". THE PROPOSED APPROACH ELIMINATES ALL RF RECEIVE HARDWARE WHILE ADDING POLARIZATION DIVERSITY AND ADAPTIVE NULLING TO NNW RADAR AT A REDUCTION IN COST. PHASE I WILL PROVIDE COMPONENT PROVE OUT, WHILE PHASE II WILL PROVIDE A FULL UP SENSOR FOR INTEGRATION WITH AIR FORCE PROCESSING THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE PROVIDES FULL MMIC COMPATIBILITY.

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