Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7756
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4827
Amount: $985,607.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-T010
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
ASR Corporation
7817 Bursera, NW, Albuquerque, NM, -
DUNS: 057154911
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Abdalla
 President
 (505) 830-3000
 mda@asrcorporation.com
Business Contact
 Michael Skipper
Title: Vice President
Phone: (505) 830-3000
Email: mcs@asrcorporation.com
Research Institution
 University of Arizona
 J S Tyo
 The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, 85721-
 (520) 626-8183
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
High power microwave (HPM) sources have been developed over the past few decades for many important DoD missions ranging from electronic warfare to intentional EMI to impulse radar. One important area of development for HPM devices is ballistic missile defense (BMD). HPM systems and techniques may be able to disrupt, damage, or destroy critical elements of adversary ballistic missile systems, rendering them ineffective. However, the goal is to be able to have these effects at long standoff distances, which is often difficult given the limited space available on appropriate BMD platforms, such as interceptor missiles. There are several ways to improve the standoff range of an HPM system. The first is to increase the total power on target. The second is to increase the effectiveness at a given power level by improving coupling and damage effects. ASR Corporation (ASR) has been working in conjunction with Prof. J. Scott Tyo at the University of Arizona (UA) for the past several years on the development of compact, mesoband HPM sources based on conventional source and antenna topologies. We have developed a range of prototype systems designed to fit in small volumes on mobile platforms such as UAVs. The work proposed here will take the antenna technologies further toward a finalized end product.

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