Development of Radio Frequency Mitigation Technologies for Missile Defense Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,708.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-01-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-2180
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
194646782
Principal Investigator:
John Mankowski
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646
mankow@accurate-automation.com
Business Contact:
Robert Pap
President
(423) 894-4646
rmpap@accurate-automation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Accurate Automation Corporation is proposing the development of a plasma limiter for the protection of sensing electronic equipment from high power EM radiation. The Limiter is essentially a self-breaking, fine-point, electrode placed within the receivingtransmission line. In Phase I, AAC will begin development and testing of the concept in an S-band resonant ring located at Texas Tech University. The testing matrix will include breakdown for several gases at a range of pressures, various point diameters,and gap distances observing primarily breakdown development time and reflection and transmission characteristics. This work will lay the foundation for future Phase II development and research into an X-band system.The commercialization of this productwill apply to a variety of sensing technologies. The potential market is tremendously broad and includes radar systems, telecommunication systems (mobile phones), and DSTV. Additionally, this technology applies to both ground based and spaced basedsystems.

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