EW Countermeasures Against Passive MMW Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4195
Agency Tracking Number: N092-133-0977
Amount: $299,984.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-133
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Phase Sensitive Innovations
51 East Main Street, Suite 102, Newark, DE, -
DUNS: 805473951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Schuetz
 CTO
 (302) 456-9003
 schuetz@phasesensitiveinc.com
Business Contact
 Eric Kelmelis
Title: CEO
Phone: (302) 456-9003
Email: kelmelis@phasesensitiveinc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
An emerging class of passive millimeter-wave (pmmW) sensors currently provides an unmitigated threat to the US Navy. While considerable effort has been expended reducing RADAR signatures of the next generation of Naval vessels, these ship designs often present significant signatures to pmmW sensors. To date, little has been done to understand or reduce these signatures. However, as a new class of pmmW sensors emerge that provide all-weather, day/night imagery, driven by applications in commercial security and developments in high-speed electronics, protecting against these threats will become significantly more important. Under this Phase II effort, we will develop countermeasures to these emerging threats using a combination of signature simulation and experimental validation. Using the output of models developed under this program, we will investigate a range of potential countermeasures including both passive and active approaches. In conjunction with the relevant program offices, we will then analyze the efficacy of these countermeasures for various mission requirements and scenarios.

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