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1 1 AF Research into PAR Antenna Design Mark Longbrake Technical Advisor RF Sensor Technology Division Sensors Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory

2 2 Materials & Manufacturing Air Vehicles Sensors Space Vehicles Propulsion Information Human Effectiveness Munitions AFOSR Directed Energy WRIGHT-PATTERSONKIRTLANDROMEEGLINKIRTLAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Secretary of the Air Force Air Force Chief of Staff Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Air Force Research Laboratory

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6 6 SPEAR Vision Scalable Panels for Efficient, Affordable Radars for BMDS AFRL Scalable Panel Efficient Cooling Alignment and Calibration Single Chip T/R Benefits Full Field-of-View Affordable 30-day Relocation Low Power Density Efficient Enhanced Bandwidth Transportable, Deployable Structure Risks Transportable, Lightweight, Deployable Structure Alignment and Calibration of Deployed Structure Wind Loading of Large Aperture Cost of Low Power Panels Efficient, Reliable Cooling Approved for Public Release 05-MDA-0971 (28 July 2005)

7 7 Other Topics ManTech Efforts Algorithm Work

8 8 Summary AFRL is investing in modular, scalable, lightweight apertures with structural load bearing capability Primary cost reduction efforts (ManTech) are in X-Band due to quantities of X-Band systems procured Collaboration opportunities also in non X- Band systems to increase quantities and reduce cost

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10 10 Next Generation Radar for BMDS Next Generation Radar (NGR) to provide objective BMDS capabilities LPD Base unit: Approved for Public Release 05-MDA-0971 (28 July 2005)

11 11 SPEAR IPT Lead USASMDC AFRL Scalable Panels MIT/LL Open System Architecture USASMDC / GTRI Array Implementation SPEAR Technical Director GTRI Industry Partners Radar System Technology (RST) Army, Navy, Air Force Missile Defense Agency Advanced Systems (AS) SPEAR OSA Working Group Multi-Service Air Force Army GTRI, MIT/LL SPEAR Contractors MDA/AS RST tri-service panel established IPT to leverage space, airborne (AFRL) and ground based radar (USASMDC/GTRI) expertise to develop affordable scalable panels with a government owned interface standard (MIT/LL OSA) SPEAR IPT Approved for Public Release 05-MDA-0971 (28 July 2005)

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