Development of a Low Observable, Multi-Band Antenna System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7895
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-040-0207
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-040
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC)
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161214242
Principal Investigator
 William Hallidy
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 479-7732
 hallidy@spec.com
Business Contact
 Adrian Stechnij
Title: Dir. of Contracts
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Email: astechnij@spec.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Targets for the BMDS must maintain signatures that resemble specified threat targets with high validity while simultaneously providing telemetry to the ground. Current telemetry systems distort the target RCS which substantially reduces the validity of test signatures. Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation, teaming with Ohio State University Electro Science Laboratory and with ITT is proposing the development of a Low Observable, Multi-band Antenna System capable of supporting Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) telemetry needs, while simultaneously providing minimal impact to target signatures. The SPEC team"s design will result in a multi-band, low observable antenna system for MDA targets that will yield an ultra-low Radar Cross Section (RCS) in the S and X bands, while supporting telemetry requirements in the L, S and C bands. As a current provider of MDA target/countermeasure subsystems and with personnel involved in ballistic missile targets and countermeasures for over forty years, SPEC is very familiar with the need for accurate and high fidelity threat objects. The SPEC team provides world class antenna design capability, matched with comprehensive target design, development and production capabilityan array of capabilities which are essential to the development of Low Observable, Multi-Band Antennas.

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