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Clutter Mitigation Techniques for Ground-Based, Gr

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92178
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-073-1494
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Propagation Research Associates
1275 Kennestone Circle Suite 100 Marietta, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Clutter Mitigation Techniques for Ground-Based, Gr
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C202
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to develop a basic suite of algorithms that will mitigate clutter for ground based radars detecting ground moving targets. PRA will utilize data collected by the Army Research Laboratory Compact Radar (ARL-CR) to design and analyze clutter mitigation algorithms. PRA will develop algorithms that utilize signal statistics in a rule-based algorithm to distinguish between clutter and target returns. The PRA algorithm approach will essentially identify salient statistical features that separate targets from clutter and a functional methodology that implements these features. In Phase I, PRA proposes to develop a feature space for identifying clutter using the statistical measures from which rules are generated for Bayesian or rule-based classification schemes. In particular, PRA will focus upon the urban, suburban, and roadway tunnel structured clutter regimes rather than the classical statistical (foliage) clutter scenarios. In Phase I Option, PRA will develop test plans for Phase II and recommend any required signal processor upgrades necessary to implement and assess the Phase I algorithms. In Phase II, the Phase I both structured and statistical clutter mitigation algorithms will be implemented in the ARL-CR and radar tests will be conducted that demonstrate clutter/target identification and mitigation.

Principal Investigator:

James Stagliano
Senior Scientist
6783843413
jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com

Business Contact:

Susan Dugas
Vice President
6783843401
contracts@pra-corp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1275 Kennestone Circle Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066

EIN/Tax ID: 582611610
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No