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Advanced Monostatic and Bistatic Target Location Estimation Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68763
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0664
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121-2722
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Monostatic and Bistatic Target Location Estimation Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R152
Award Amount: $119,951.00
 

Abstract:

GMTI radar systems have long been plagued by poor cross range (azimuthal) resolution due to the long standoff range of the sensors and the limitations of aperture size and beamwidth. This problem is especially true at UHF frequencies due to the large physical aperture required to achieve reasonable beamwidths. ISL proposes a coherent sparse sensor network that will vastly improve both angle and range resolution of GMTI systems while limiting the required system bandwidth. In fact, a key advantage of the proposed technique is that the target localization achievable, both in range and cross range, is not limited by the bandwidth or aperture of the individual receiver systems employed in the sensor network. The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate improved target location estimation based on coherent sparse aperture techniques for UHF GMTI radar. This will include an analysis of the expected system performance and the impact of system errors and real-world propagation and scattering on this performance. Phase I will conclude with a proof-of-principle demonstration of the concept based on site-specific simulations.

Principal Investigator:

David Kirk
Research Engineer
7034481116
drk@islinc.com

Business Contact:

J. Halsey
Vice President
7034481116
halsey@islinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.
8130 Boone Blvd., Suite 500 Vienna, VA 22182

EIN/Tax ID: 541198316
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No