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Company Information:

Name: Mustang Technology Group, L.P.
Address: 6900 K Ave
Plano, TX
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (972) 396-4432

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,633,632.00 26
SBIR Phase II $13,219,136.00 17

Award List:

Fuze Proximity Sensor Aided Guidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Bless, Senior System Analyst
Award Amount: $99,554.00
Abstract:
Future precision guided munitions require increased targeting accuracy at a very low cost. In this study, Mustang Technology Group will show the technical feasibility of an innovative approach to fuse GPS/INS data with available data from advanced RF fuzeproximity sensors, both of which are low… More

Fuze Proximity Sensor Aided Guidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan R. England
Award Amount: $738,816.00
Abstract:
Future precision guided mutions require increased targeting accuracy at a very low cost. In the Phase II program, Mustang Technology Group will show the technical feasibility of an innovative approach to fuse GPS/INS data with available data from advanced RF fuze proximity sensors, both of which… More

Digital Signal Processing in Radar Altimeters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Williamson, Senior System Engineer
Award Amount: $99,390.00
Abstract:
Current radar altimeters in cluster munitions use an FMCW approach which requires expensive touch labor on the antenna to get the proper isolation and expensive multi-chip modules for processing the received energy. Mustang Technology Group will perform a cost and performance trade study of the… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Jammer Threat Homing Munition Guidance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Stephens, Vice President - Technology
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
With the proliferation of guided weapon delivery systems and munitions, there is a very strong reliance on integrated Inertial Navigation System (INS) / Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance systems to provide accurate position, velocity, and time (PVT) information. If GPS information is denied,… More

Unitary Warhead Airburst Fuzing Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan England, Sr. System Engineer
Award Amount: $99,221.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group, LP is proposing a Phase I SBIR study that will expand the capability of existing weapons by providing an airburst fuzing capability by using the available INS information, GPS information, and passive infrared (IR) imagery. Mustang's proposed solution will enable the… More

Digital Signal Processing in Radar Altimeters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin WIlliamson, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $1,645,650.00
Abstract:
Current radar altimeters in cluster munitions use an FMCW approach which requires expensive touch labor on the antenna to get the proper isolation and expensive multi-chip modules for processing the received energy. Mustang Technology Group will fabricate a form-factored low-cost radar altimeter… More

Unitary Warhead Airburst Fuzing Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rustin Allred, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $747,635.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group, LP is proposing a Phase II SBIR program that will demonstrate the viability of our method of providing airburst fuzing capability to existing weapons by exploiting only the available INS information, GPS information, and passive infrared (IR) imagery. We will accomplish… More

Urban FAST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Boroson, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,671.00
Abstract:
The objective of SBIR F051-160-0885 is to "demonstrate the merit and feasibility of a height-of-burst (HOB) fuze proximity sensor operating in an urban environment. Mustang Technology Group, LP has successfully demonstrated the FAST proximity sensor that meets the Air Force need for an affordable… More

Urban FAST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Boroson, Program Manager
Award Amount: $1,492,867.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal (F2-2926) is to determine the merit and feasibility of a height-of-burst (HOB) proximity fuze sensor operating in an urban environment. Mustang Technology Group, LP (Mustang) has successfully demonstrated the use of a UHF/L/S-band wideband range/Doppler proximity… More

Low-cost, Miniature Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan England, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,781.00
Abstract:
In 2005 Mustang Technology Group completed the Fuze Air-to-Surface Technology (FAST) program on which we developed and tested a highly-successful next-generation proximity sensor. This technology is not available to certain munitions (Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)) and submunitions that require enhanced… More

Optimal Trajectory Shaping and Fuzing for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Boroson, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,590.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group, LP is proposing a Phase I SBIR study that will improve the lethality of future munitions, such as the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), by offering a tightly coupled guidance and fuzing algorithm set using information about the weapon, target, and vulnerability of the target. The… More

Low-cost, Miniature Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ron Persson, Senior HW Systems Enginee
Award Amount: $740,188.00
Abstract:
In 2005 Mustang Technology Group completed the Fuze Air-to-Surface Technology (FAST) program on which we developed and tested a highly-successful next-generation proximity sensor. This technology is not currently available to certain munitions (Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)) and submunitions that… More

Optimal Trajectory Shaping and Fuzing for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Bless, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $749,782.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR study will improve the lethality of future munitions, such as the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-II), by offering a tightly coupled guidance and fuzing algorithm set using information about the weapon, target, and vulnerability of the target. The algorithm set features the use of weapon… More

Processing for Flexible Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Bless, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Guidance Integrated Fuzing (GIF) provides a low-cost single sensor solution to the contrasting weapon seeker requirements realized throughout a typical weapon kill chain. The proposed algorithm suite provides the required flexibility to handle both the long-range, low-resolution, low update rate… More

Concepts for Pulse Interleaving Radar Modes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Williamson, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $148,569.00
Abstract:
Situational awareness in a littoral environment requires radars to not only detect and track surface vessels but also to discriminate and, if possible, perform classification. To this end multi-mode radars were developed that perform: Wide-area surface surveillance (Maritime Moving Target Indication… More

Concepts for Pulse Interleaving Radar Modes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Williamson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $230,768.00
Abstract:
A feasibility and performance trade study was performed in Phase I on the MTI Scout Surveillance Radar to provide the capability to interleave surveillance radar modes such as MMTI and ISAR on a pulse to pulse basis. Situational awareness in a littoral environment requires radars to not only detect… More

Guided Smart Submunitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rustin W. Allred, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group proposes to leverage its extensive experience with low-cost, compact radar technology, and its current seeker designs, to design a submunition seeker that meets all of the Air Force requirements for a cost that is compatible with deployment on submunitions. BENEFIT: The… More

Develop Novel Concepts for Continuous Ground Moving Target Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Williamson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group proposes to address the problem of continuous tracking of targets that alternately stop and move by interleaving at the pulse level moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar to produce simultaneous operation of these two modes.

Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rusty Allred, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to acquire real radar returns from animals during Phase I and use that data, along with a large existing database of returns from humans to develop initial human and animal discrimination algorithms. During Phase II this actual data will be augmented as needed by sophisticated… More

Low Cost Radar Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Persson, Hardware Manager
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to use its low-cost radar philsophy to develop a low-cost active seeker for low cost weapons. Based upon an existing Mustang seeker design, this system will meet the cost goals of this program while still providing excellent performance to a wide range of weapons.

Focused Miniature Ordnance Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To develop conformal antennas for fuze sensors when the weapon nose is not available, Mustang Technology Group has identified several flush-mounted and low-profile antenna concepts to investigate and demonstrate during a Phase I program. BENEFIT: Conformal antenna technologies greatly extend the… More

Multi-Net Link-16 Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Nail, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group and ViaSat propose an inexpensive, expandable architecture for a multi-net Link 16 receiver. This new architecture arises from our extensive experience with low-cost, software defined radars, out extensive Link 16 expertise, and the Link 16 receiver previously demonstrated… More

Processing for Flexible Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Bless, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $747,255.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to determine the merit and feasibility of using a Terahertz frequency radar combined with a Forward-looking Synthetic Aperture Radar (F-SAR) mode to perform high resolution, 3-D imaging of targets during endgame to determine aimpoints for use in the fuzing solution… More

Focused Miniature Ordnance Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Principal Investigator – (972) 359-2325
Award Amount: $724,252.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group proposes to fabricate, test and demonstrate conformal antennas conceptually designed in our successful Phase I program. BENEFIT: Conformal antennas allow use of radar technologies with minimal disruption of the skin of an air vehicle. Potential commercial applications… More

28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of Intercept Radio Frequency Direction Finding/GeoLocation Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Senior Antenna Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes an innovative antenna system that combines a planar phased array with 4 channel digital processing to produce direction finding in both azimuth and elevation.

Guided Smart Submunitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry Coles, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,406.00
Abstract:
Based upon existing low-cost, high-performance seeker technology, and our successful Phase I program, Mustang Technology Group offers to deliver a multi-channel Ka-band seeker in Phase II. BENEFIT: Affordable high performance RF seeker technology for applications in today''s lower-cost… More

Advanced low-power personnel/vehicle detecting radar for smart unattended ground sensor/munition systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gerald Coles, Contract Administrator
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to begin with its existing VIPER radar, which meets the performance requriements, and take a four-tiered approach to reducing power consumption while maintaining performance. Mustang has successfully followed a similar low-risk approach when reducing the power consumption of… More

Develop Novel Concepts for Continuous Ground Moving Target Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Williamson, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $645,220.00
Abstract:
Military commanders rely on systems that provide wide area intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). These systems detect and track ground moving targets (GMTI/T) and they generate high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images of selected areas. The combination of these two modes… More

Active Terahertz Imager for Covert Navigation Assist

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Senior Antenna Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang's Active Covert Terahertz Imager (ACTI) uses simple, low risk, antenna and transceiver hardware based on our Sub-millimeter Wave Imaging Fuze Technology (SWIFT) program. ACTI is specifically designed to generate and evaluate images in the terahertz frequency range and to establish the… More

Advanced Solid State Memory Conversion with Advance On-board Test Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad Eerden, Senior Hardware Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Our innovative solution leverages existing commercial solid state drives (SSDs) and the flexibility offered by an FPGA-based solution to deliver an order of magnitude increase in data recording capability at an order of magnitude decrease in system cost, with a significant reduction in size, weight,… More

Increased Target Selectivity Harpoon Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Simms, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to modify the 25-year old mode control board in the seeker to add an interface to the GCU. This would enable the affordable implementation of the target selection algorithms in the GCU, which has available throughput to implement them. The mode control board currently has access to… More

Ultra Wideband Conformal Antennas for Network Enabled Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Senior Antenna Engineer – (972) 359-2325
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to enhance our existing conformalsecond order patch antenna technology to meet the needs of this program. Novel loading techniques will enhance the desired bandwidth.

Advanced low-power personnel/vehicle detecting radar for smart unattended ground sensor/munition systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gerald Coles, Principal Investigator – (972) 396-4458
Award Amount: $652,094.00
Abstract:
As an essential part of the roadmap to develop an ultra low power radar system, Mustang Technology Group proposes to design, fabricate and test circuit boards that demonstrate a reduction in power of the current VIPER radar by more than half.

High-Integrity Global Navigation System for Unmanned Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Jahn, Principal Investigator – (972) 359-2353
Award Amount: $79,940.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to develop a conceptual design for a low cost, low power navigation solution suitable for deployment in size Group 2 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and above. We will explore innovative methods for incorporating external navigation aids into the navigation solution and test key… More

Active Terahertz Imager for Covert Navigation Assist

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dennis Jones, Principal Investigator – (972) 359-2325
Award Amount: $729,847.00
Abstract:
A laboratory-scale technology demonstrator of an active THz imager is proposed. This imager will penetrate brownout conditions and detect obstacles covertly. The demonstrator combines a transceiver and a image rendering system with sufficient resolution to image objects in brownout conditions up to… More

Increased Target Selectivity Harpoon Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave McCrady, Program Manager – (972) 396-4447
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I baseline SBIR contract Mustang has shown that with a new innovative hardware architecture, the 25-year old seeker mode control board functionality can be affordably replicated using 67% less circuit board area and 67% less power. This new innovative architecture will provide room,… More

Advanced Solid State Memory Conversion with Advance On-board Test Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Eerden, Principal Investigator – (972) 396-4428
Award Amount: $375,595.00
Abstract:
Mustang Technology Group, LP, presents an innovative, modular FPGA-based data recording system which offers radical improvements over current offerings for tactical data recorders. The FPGA-based approach delivers an initial order of magnitude increase in capability and allows for frequent, drop-in… More

Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rusty Allred, Director, Algorithms and – (972) 396-4432
Award Amount: $749,851.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I program, Mustang engineers collected radar data on dogs, cattle and other animals and compared it to existing human data to find extractable features and begin development of algorithms to discriminate between humans and animals. Phase I resulted in a rudimentary algorithm that… More

Low Cost Radar Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Persson, Senior Hardware Systems E – (972) 396-4421
Award Amount: $749,910.00
Abstract:
Today's lower-cost, smaller weapons require low-cost seekers in increasingly smaller form factors. To this end, Mustang Technology Group is proposing a low-cost digital receiver development aimed at small munitions applications. Based upon our successful line of low-cost RF seeker technologies,… More

Innovative Technologies for Miniaturized Affordable Battlefield Hardened Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bill Nordhaus, Principle Investigator – (972) 747-0707
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will define the requirements and the development plan for a broadband monolithic microwave transceiver integrated circuit which will enable the production of the next generation of precision end-game proximity sensors suitable for deployment on low-cost high-volume… More

Low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) wideband Digital Receiver Exciters (DREX) technologies for Radar and Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyle Whaley, Principle Investigator – (972) 747-0707
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Mustang proposes to develop innovative, low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) technologies needed for simultaneous operation of the U.S. Navy Fire Scout Radar Autonomous Collision and Avoidance System (RACAS) and Coherent Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and… More

Communication-Embedded RF Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeff Lyon, Prinicipal Investigator – (972) 747-0707
Award Amount: $149,980.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Mustang Technology Group, LP is proposing a Phase I SBIR study that will expand the capability of air delivered weapons by providing a low cost, small form factor, multi-function radar seeker which has a flexible architecture which supports multiple radar modes and high speed data link… More

Long-Life Data Transfer Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad V. Eerden, Prinicipal Investigator – (972) 396-4428
Award Amount: $149,966.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Mustang Technology Group, LP proposes an aggressive program of innovation research for the design of a rugged, open architecture, long-life data transfer device that will lower overall life cycle costs by avoiding future obsolescence. This proposed Phase I effort focuses on reviewing the… More