Formalism for Millimeter-wave Modeling of RADAR Cross Sections

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,960.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0239
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A12A-002-0256
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T002
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd, Suite 210, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
832864370
Principal Investigator:
DanielFaircloth
Chief Engineer
(404) 825-5861
daniel.faircloth@ierustech.com
Business Contact:
WilliamTodd
VP, Operations
(256) 319-2026
billy.todd@ierustech.com
Research Institute:
The Ohio State University
Jeff Sleasman
Office of Sponsored Programs
1960 Kenny, Rd.
Columbus, OH, 43210-
(614) 292-2187

Abstract
The US Army requires the development of a mmW (90-300 GHz) RCS modeling formalism to support design, analysis, and characterization of objects in this frequency band. The IERUS Technologies and Ohio State Microwave Laboratory team have identified a means of implementing and validating this modeling framework. This method combines IERUS"s extensive computational electromagnetics development expertise and OSU"s groundbreaking work in the field of mmW/THz phenomenology, imaging, and spectroscopy. The combination of innovative software and hardware solutions proposed dramatically increases the size of problem which is tractable with current technologies. This enables the fidelity required when modeling in this band while still obtaining information about objects much larger than a wavelength. By adopting a plug-and-play architecture, the framework will then be expanded to include other models. IERUS/OSU will also perform verification and validation analyses.

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