Law Low Cost Terminal Seeker

Period of Performance: 01/01/1988 - 12/31/1988

$530K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Glynn Scientific, Inc.
73 Franklin St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Principal Investigator

Abstract

IN PHASE I GSI DEVELOPED A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR A LOW COST BOMB TERMINAL SEEKER. THIS WAS DONE VIA A TRADE STUDY COMPARING IR, VIDEO, LASER RADAR AND MMW DESIGNS. THE BEST PERFORMANCE FOR A REASONABLE COST WAS ATTAINED BY AN INNOVATIVE MMW DESIGN. IN PHASE II GSI PROPOSES TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE SELECTED "BEST" MMW DESIGN. THE PROGRAM WILL FABRICATE A PROTOTYPE MMW ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ANTENNA AND WILL ALSO FABRICATE A MMW TRANSCEIVER, BOTH AT 94 GHz. IN ADDITION, A RADAR TEST BEST WILL BE USED TO COLLECT TOWER AND FLIGHT DATA. THIS DATA TOGETHER WITH AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT DATA WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP ADVANCE MULTIVARIATE STOCHASTIC DETECTION ALGORITHM. A NEW TRACKING ALGORITHM WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPED. OTHER TASKS WILL ADDRESS THE EFFECTS OF THE AERODYNAMIC DESIGN ON THE RADAR SYSTEM AD FORM CONSIDERATIONNS. THE RESULT OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE A SEEKER DESIGN PROGRESSED TO THE POINT WHERE THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE A HIGH AMOUNT OF CONFIDENCE IN ITS ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE.