Controlled Bandwidth Transmission Systems for Ultra-Wideband Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0113
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4495
Amount: $696,475.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-048
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Applied Signals Intelligence
11501 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 300, Reston, VA, -
DUNS: 791541852
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Miller
 Chief Technical Officer
 (571) 357-4730
Business Contact
 Jerry Lynch
Title: COO
Phone: (571) 295-5488
Research Institution
The problem is that current high resolution penetrating RF sensors are incapable of reliably detecting obscured/buried threats to human life, and both military and civilians are dying as a result. Moreover, the high costs and productivity losses caused by destructive testing make this topic of extremely high importance. This SBIR addresses the key element that drives the performance"the waveform, its generator, and the algorithms that compress it. ASI proposes to build a 1.5GHz bandwidth system in year 1 and a 3.5GHz bandwidth system in year 2. The innovative solution has high technical merit as it (1) mitigates range ambiguities; (2) minimizes sidelobes for a given resolution, (3) minimizes the power consumption, (4) minimizes harmful interference to other radio systems; (5) minimizes the radiated power required to achieve a given SNR; (6) maximizes the dynamic range; (7) is ultra stable so as to allow high performance coherent change detection over day/week time frames; (8) provides a user programmable spectrum (a) to spectrally notch frequency bands to avoid interference within any particular theater of operation and (b) to match different missions, and (9) offers new compression algorithms that offer low sidelobes, even with spectral notches.

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