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Detectability of Low Radar Cross-Section (RCS) Targets at Sea

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70169
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-131-0885
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
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Detectability of Low Radar Cross-Section (RCS) Targets at Sea
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0175
Award Amount: $69,972.00
 

Abstract:

Future Navy ships operating in littoral waters must have low radar cross-section (RCS). Defining these requirements demands an accurate radar detectability model to give ship designers the tools to make appropriate trade-offs. The key to assessing the detectability of ships is to accurately model site-specific clutter and derive detection statistics from an accurate interference and signal model. Information Systems Laboratories, (ISL) proposes to integrate a Navy-developed ducting model into its Splatter, Clutter, And Target Signal (SCATST) model to predict site-specific clutter with high fidelity and apply the results to the problem of accurate ship detectability. The SCATST model is a fully polarametric radar phenomenology model which takes into account the complete scattering environment including multipath, bistatic scattering, and off-axis components over both land and sea. In this Phase I program, a ducting model will be integrated and the resulting product assessed for sensitivity to choice of environmental parameters. This effort will establish the feasibility of the approach for achieving the accuracy required.

Principal Investigator:

David Kirk
Research Engineer
7034481116
drk@islinc.com

Business Contact:

J. D. 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