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Multi-Polarization Inverse Synthetic-Aperture Radar (ISAR) for Automated Ship…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98630
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-130-0338
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-130
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
User Systems, Incorporated
2137 Defense Highway, Suite 12 Crofton, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multi-Polarization Inverse Synthetic-Aperture Radar (ISAR) for Automated Ship and Small Craft Classification
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0513
Award Amount: $79,580.00
 

Abstract:

Extensive research has shown that multi-polarization SAR data improves ship detection over single-polarization data. Via simulation, researchers have shown that polarimetric SAR and ISAR data improves ship classification. User Systems, Incorporated (USI) plans to use the polarization whitening filter (PWF) algorithm for speckle reduction and the Cameron Decomposition algorithm for feature extraction to improve ship and small craft classification using multi-polarization ISAR data. The PWF algorithm adds the polarimetric channels without the loss of resolution. The Cameron algorithm has proven to be effective in relating the polarimetric information to the physical shape of the targets. For the Phase I effort, USI plans to use available polarimetric SAR data with ships to provide preliminary results.

Principal Investigator:

Barton Huxtable
President
4104516799
bhuxtable@usersystems.com

Business Contact:

Kancham Chotoo
Vice President
4104514799
kchotoo@usersystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

User Systems, Incorporated
2137 Defense Highway, Suite 12 Crofton, MD 21114

EIN/Tax ID: 541184214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No