USE OF MILLIMETER WAVE TECHNOLOGY IN NAVAL SHIPBORNE RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$48,555.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6615
Agency Tracking Number:
6615
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vector Microwave Research Corp (Currently Vector Microwave Research)
1150 S Washington St - Ste 300, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DOUGLAS ISRAEL
(703) 683-3399
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
POTENTIAL NAVAL SHIPBORNE MM WAVE APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED. EMPHASIS IS ON THE NEED TO COUNTER ANTI-SHIP MISSILE THREATS FOR WHICH PRESENT SYSTEMS MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE, AND THE "SEA-SKIMMING" ANTI-SHIP MISSILE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO GENERATE DEMANDING SHIPBORNE FIRE CONTROL RADAR REQUIREMENTS. A COMBINATION OF VERY SHORT REACTION TIME, A SMALL RCS TARGET, AND "CLUTTER" POSES SIGNIFICANT RADAR DESIGN CHALLENGES. IN THE STUDY, BOTH U.S. AND FOREIGN MM WAVE RADARS IN USE WILL BE REVIEWED. THEIR SYSTEM AND TECHNOLOGY LIMITATIONS WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS DEFINED. THE GENERIC PERFORMANCE OF MM WAVE RADARS WILL BE CALCULATED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, SUCH AS ATMOSPHERIC LOSS, THE VOLUMETRIC SEARCH PROBLEM, HYDROMETEROR SCATTERING, AND THE RANGE OF RADAR PARAMETERS--TRANSMITTER POWER, NOISE FIGURE, COMPONENT LOSSES, ANTENNA PATTERN SIDELOBES, ETC. SPECIAL ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE APPLICATION OF MONOPULSE RADAR TECHNIQUES. COHERENT SIGNAL PROCESSING, ALTHOUGH NOT CURRENTLY IN EXTENSIVE USE DUE TO TECHNOLOGY LIMITATIONS, WILL BE INCLUDED TO EXAMINE ANY ADVANTAGES IT MAY OFFER.

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