Innovative Waveforms and Related Signal Processing for Missile Defense Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7320
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-017-0102
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-017
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.
101 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806603515
Principal Investigator:
Walter Szczepanski
President
(315) 732-0101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.co
Business Contact:
Walter Szczepanski
President
(315) 732-0101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.co
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc. and Michigan Technological University propose to develop and estimate the performance of innovative adaptive wideband waveforms for missile defense radar applications that are jointly and simultaneously optimized on transmit and receive for realistic operating considerations, optimized for expected target, clutter and jamming spectral support and optimized for cooperative radar operation. Operational considerations include spectral management techniques to prevent interference to other co-band systems, operation in the presence of electromagnetic interference, transmitter and receiver effects, and multiple simultaneous radar operation. Our algorithms, featuring jointly optimized transmit-receive wideband waveforms, will mitigate both the transmit and receive effects while optimizing performance for expected target and clutter spectral support, maximizing the achievable SINR, while constraining the waveforms to operate in severely restrictive EMI/RFI environments. Mathematical analyses and computer simulations will demonstrate the performance of the waveforms under near-ideal conditions with simulated first-order radar transmitter and receiver characteristics and realistic target and clutter characteristics during Phase I.

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