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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3589
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1986
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
21 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR THOMAS R GURSKI
 (617) 862-0617
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Research Institution
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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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