Separable Platform Glint/Cross Polarization Target Signature Modeled RF Augmenter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,906.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
31933
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Amherst Systems, Inc.
30 Wilson Road, Buffalo, NY, 14221
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Harold Screven
(716) 631-0610
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Target drone aircraft cannot realistically simulate the target signature of a variety of airborne targets. To increase the effectiveness of target drone aircraft, the opportunity exists to augment the radar signature in order to provide an enhanced target return with user defined characteristics. The target effects of specific interest are: Glint, Radar Cross Section (RCS), Scintillation, Jet Engine Modulation (JEM), and depolarization effects. The RF augmenter system proposed will add these target return effects to a standard AQM-37C or BQM-74C drones. The ability to add to towed antenna elements to the drone is also proposed. These antenna elements will simulate the scattering points of a target aircraft. The towed antenna elements will each be able to augment the return signal to the radar system.

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