Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7739
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1769
Amount: $999,984.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
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, -
DUNS: 165115390
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Berman
 Senior Research Scientist
 (267) 276-0180
 charlie@propulsionscience.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Taylor
Title: President
Phone: (267) 276-0181
Email: peg@propulsionscience.com
Research Institution
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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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