LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT CANNOT BE DETECTED BY STANDARD RADAR BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE FROM CLUTTER.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3589
Agency Tracking Number:
3589
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR THOMAS R GURSKI
(617) 862-0617
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT CANNOT BE DETECTED BY STANDARD RADAR BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE FROM CLUTTER. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEM APPROACH, CONSISTING OF 2 KM SPACED LASER RADAR SITES THAT SCAN THE SKY IN ELEVATION ANGLE, WHICH CAN DETECT AIRCRAFT BETWEEN THE HORIZON AND 300 METER ALTITUDE. EACH SITE WILL BE BATTERY POWERED AND INTERCONNECTED BY A FIBEROPTIC LOCAL AREA NETWORK TO A CENTRAL RECEIVER SITE. THIS PROPOSED STUDY WILL DEVELOP AN OPTIMUM OPERATIONAL SCENARIO FOR THE SYSTEM, DO SYSTEM SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS BASED ON LESS THAN IDEAL ATMOSPHERIC VISIBILITY CONDITIONS, IDENTIFY KEY HARDWARE COMPONENTS, DETERMINE THEIR SUITABILITY FOR THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, AND INDICATE WHERE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND TEST PLAN FOR DEMONSTRATION OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM AT A TEST RANGE WILL BE DEVELOPED.

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