Double-Passive Battlefield IFF System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,800.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
26281
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mmtc, Inc.
12 Roszel Road, Suite A-203, Princeton, NJ, 08540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Daniel D. Mawhinney
(609) 520-9288
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposed program will demonstrate the feasibility of a battleground IFF system in which neither the interrogator nor the responder need to transmit distinguishable electromagnetic signals which can act as beacons to enemy anti-radiation weapons. The system can operate in a fully double-passive mode using reflectors with special coding functions that permit rapid identification of friendly forces. An optional mode can be implemented where only the interrogator must transmit signals which can be highly covert due to the nature of the system. The system uses a unique source of electromagnetic energy for its carrier that is available anywhere in the world. The proposed work in Phase I will validate the concept by detailed theoretical analysis and laboratory demonstration of a breadboard model of the basic system. Both L-band and millimeter-wave circuits will be involved and the program effort will include defining the requirements and basic concepts for suitable monolithic microwave IC's.

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