Debris Mitigation for Missile Defense Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,955.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7747
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1764
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-018
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator:
George Bohannon
Corporate Senior Staff
(310) 754-4200
george.bohannon@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Eric Wilen
California Operations Man
(310) 754-4200
eric.wilen@tsc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In Phase I, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) demonstrated the feasibility of a signal processing technique for improving the detection, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in the presence of a dense environment of debris. For Phase II, TSC proposes to develop a signal processing algorithm based on the demonstrated technique together with concept refinements to also be made in Phase II. Debris of the type to be addressed in the proposed work can rapidly increase the radar's track load to the point where tracks must be dropped. The proposed algorithm suppresses the radar signatures of the debris objects relative to objects of more interest, thereby enabling the radar to devote track resources to those objects more likely to be the lethal threat and improving the probability of an early intercept during the ascent phase of the threat trajectory. TSC proposes to work with a radar prime contractor during Phase II to help ensure that there is a path for inserting the algorithm into a BMDS radar program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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