TACTICAL FIGHTER X-BAND RADAR COHERENT SIDELOBE CANCELLER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,977.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12148
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Adaptive Technology Inc
309 Curtis St, Syracuse, NY, 13208
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Donald R Miedaner
(315) 475-1121
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF COHERENT SIDELOBE CANCELLER (CSLC) TECHNOLOGY IN THE HIGHER MICROWAVE REGION FOR APPLICATION TO THE TACTICAL FIGHTER X-BAND RADAR. IT WILL SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS A NUMBER OF DESIGN ISSUES, INCLUDING AUXILIARY ANTENNA DESIGN, CLUTTER/JAMMER INTERACTIONS, BLINKING JAMMERS, SLOW CONVERGENCE OF LMS ALGORITHMS, APPLICATION OF SMI ALGORITHMS, MOTION EFFECTS, RF-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION ERRORS, ERROR EFFECTS DUE TO MULTIPATH SCATTERING AND POLARIZATION EFFECTS. A KEY FEATURE OF THE PROGRAM IS THE APPLICATION OF SPACE/TIME ADAPTIVITY TO THE CLUTTER/JAMMER INTERACTION PROBLEM. THIS MAY ALSO IMPROVE OVERALL CLUTTER SUPPRESSION PERFORMANCE OF THE RADAR BY ADAPTIVELY CANCELLING SIDELOBE CLUTTER, ALONG WITH SIDELOBE JAMMING, USING A CSLC AUXILIARY ARRAY. ANOTHER FEATURE OF THE PROJECT IS THE USE OF A TIME-SAMPLE COMPUTER MODEL, IMPLEMENTED ON A HIGH SPEED ARRAY PROCESSOR IN A SUN WORKSTATION ENVIRONMENT, WHICH WILL CLOSELY REPRESENT REAL HARDWARE. FINALLY, THE PROJECT WILL DEFINE A PHASE II PROGRAM WHICH WILL DEVELOP AN EXPERIMENTAL X-BAND TEST BED FOR CONDUCTING LABORATORY AND ROOF TOP TESTS.

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