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Radar Detection and Discrimination of Small Maritime Targets at High Altitude…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75043
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-006-0199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lambda Science, Inc.
P.O. Box 238 Wayne, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Radar Detection and Discrimination of Small Maritime Targets at High Altitude and Grazing Angle
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0397
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this SBIR is to develop (design, build, and test) and demonstrate real-time high-altitude, high-grazing-angle radar processing software to automatically detect and discriminate signatures associated with small maritime targets. Phase II will result in a near real-time demonstration. Lambda Science's approach to discriminate small targets from high-altitude sea clutter is to utilize improved multi-scan processing algorithms that incorporate feature-aided multiple hypothesis tracking and real-time clutter modeling. A sophisticated multi-target track picture, using interacting multiple-model filtering, is augmented with extracted target features and sea-clutter predictions. In this way, candidate tracks are discriminated based on consistency with extracted features and predicted clutter in addition to track consistency. Probabilistic data association and/or dynamic programming are used to reduce complexity for near real-time operation. The Tracking and Discrimination processes are conveniently combined by incorporating an appropriate feature related component into the track score to provide a kinematics - based discriminant function for multi-look detection. False alarms and missed detections are reduced by many orders of magnitude with management of beam-shape, revisit, and dwell.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph G. Teti, Jr.
Chief Scientist
6105817940
jgteti@lamsci.com

Business Contact:

Joseph G. Teti, Sr.
Vice President
6105817940
jteti@lamsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LAMBDA SCIENCE, INC.
P.O. Box 238 Wayne, PA 19087

EIN/Tax ID: 232805792
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No