Airborne Passive Radar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,954.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-13-C-1592
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-138-1705
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-138
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107928806
Principal Investigator:
Jameson Bergin
Principal Engineer
(860) 328-1777
jsb@isl-inc.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Latchman-Geller
Director of Contracts
(858) 373-2717
mgeller@islinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Radar sensors provide an important capability for combat missions involving air-to-air engagement of enemy aircraft. The main benefit of radar is the ability to detect targets at long stand-off ranges in all weather conditions. The main disadvantage is that radar transmissions are typically easily intercepted and provides a means for an adversary to both detect, track, and potentially target blue force aircraft. A new sensor system that exploits target illumination provided by commercial broadcast stations would provide an attractive air surveillance capability without the vulnerability of being intercepted that is inherent in traditional radar systems. During Phase I the feasibility of a new airborne passive radar system concept was established. Under Phase II the concept will be fully developed using a combination of simulated and experimental data collections. BENEFIT: The new system will provide the Air Force with a capability for covert air surveillance by providing a new passive RF sensor for combat aircraft that can display air target detections and tracks with militarily significant coverage and geolocation accuracy.

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