Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,984.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7739
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1769
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-031
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Propulsion Science and Technology, Inc.
848 Town Center Drive, Langhorne, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
165115390
Principal Investigator:
Charles Berman
Senior Research Scientist
(267) 276-0180
charlie@propulsionscience.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Taylor
President
(267) 276-0181
peg@propulsionscience.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
An effective missile defense requires an understanding of the combined radar signature of a hardbody and plume and a capability for predicting that signature. The proposed program will develop a state-of-the-art, computational tool that provides an interface between hardbody and plume RCS software to obtain the combined signature of a missile and its exhaust plume. The software is designed around the CrossFlux method, which allows the best available missile hardbody RCS software and the best plume RCS software to be coupled together in a mathematically rigorous way. This program will provide MDA with a near-term capability for examining the importance of this phenomenon to the Aegis BMD program as well as other programs being developed for early intercept missions.

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