Telemetry Impact Reduction for Target Objects

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7614
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1906
Amount: $963,412.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-040
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd, Suite 210, Huntsville, AL, -
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Faircloth
 Chief Engineer
 (256) 319-2026
Business Contact
 Billy Todd
Title: VP, Operations
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution
A primary source of impact to BMDS observables results from the RF signature and IR signature perturbations caused by antennas. To combat this problem, IERUS proposes the development of optimized antenna elements for BMDS telemetry bands whose RF signature has been minimized in the BMDS radar bands (S and X-bands). During Phase 1 of this program, IERUS demonstrated its design process by demonstrating in simulation a prototype GPS antenna with minimized RF signature in the BMDS radar bands (S- and X-bands). The antenna signature was integrated with measured MIT sphere-cone data and shown to have little to no impact on the overall target signature. Leveraging progress from Phase 1, the IERUS antenna design approach will provide a drop-in replacement for current generation RV antenna designs and illustrate a path forward to future builds with minimal aeroshell scarring. The IERUS approach has been selected to provide a cost-competitive solution to antenna design. At the end of this Phase 2 effort, the proposed antenna design will have been fabricated, measured, and tested for confidence using the stringent Lockheed Martin qualification test plan in place for the current generation antenna.

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