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IMAGING OF OBJECTS FROM RF RADAR RETURNS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85179
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-024-0124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.
52 Geiger Road, Suite 2 Rome, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: IMAGING OF OBJECTS FROM RF RADAR RETURNS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0281
Award Amount: $69,984.00
 

Abstract:

Helios Remote Sensing Systems and Syracuse Research Corporation propose to develop algorithms that interpret raw high resolution sense through the wall (STTW) radar returns of objects of interest, both stationary and nonstationary, and to develop visualization methodologies providing virtual renderings of these objects based on parametric information contained in raw image data. 2-D and 3-D imaging of objects of interest detected behind walls, particularly humans, is the primary focus of this research. Movements of the human body provide characteristic RF features that provide information on the location of human limbs and joints, as well as human body orientation and direction of travel. Properly interpreting these signatures within the radar returns will enable the generation of virtual renderings of human posture and orientation signatures of the detected human using STTW radar measurements. It is the objective of this proposed research and development effort to exploit these subtle dynamic micro-Doppler and instantaneous frequency features and to develop the algorithms for real-time display of virtual images of the interpreted radar returns. Similarly, inanimate objects will be imaged using UWB high resolution SAR techniques similar to those currently being used in ongoing sense through the wall radar developments.

Principal Investigator:

Walter E. Szczepanski
President
3157320101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com

Business Contact:

Walter E. Szczepanski
President
3157320101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HELIOS REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS, INC.
101 Bleecker Street Utica, NY 13501

EIN/Tax ID: 260250723
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
SYRACUSE RESEARCH COORPORATION
6225 Running Ridge Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Contact: John Dougherty
Contact Phone: (315) 452-8159
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization