Maritime Surface Search Phased Array for Combatant-Craft

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Trident Systems, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Principal Investigator


Naval Special Warfare (NSW) needs a SSPA capability that is Low Observable, Low Probability of Intercept, and Low Probability of Detection (LO/LPI/LPD). The SSPA shall be minimally observable by ship navigational radars, coastal surveillance radars, and small boat type radars. As a guide to facilitate integration of the SSPA in NSW combatant craft, the SSPA must have roughly the same space, weight, and power requirements as the currently installed 4 kilowatt small boat navigation type radars (particulars can be found on Google). SSPA subsystems exposed to weather shall be marinized against heavy rain and sea spray and ruggedized to withstand vibration and mechanical shock caused by wave slams sustained while the craft is operating at 40 knots in 4 foot combined seas (which is roughly equivalent to accelerations of 10g???s, 100 milliseconds, half sine wave), depending on where and how the system is mounted on the craft.