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A HELICAL BACKSCATTER MODEL FOR THE EXTRACTION OF POWER LINES FROM POLARIMETRIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
13469
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13469
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ressler Associates, Inc.
14440 Cherry Lane Court, Suite 216 Laurel, MD 20708
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A HELICAL BACKSCATTER MODEL FOR THE EXTRACTION OF POWER LINES FROM POLARIMETRIC SAR IMAGER
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,945.00
 

Abstract:

THERE ARE TWO MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PHASE I RESEARCH EFFORT. THE FIRST AND OVERALL GOAL IS TO DESIGN A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND TEST A SYSTEM WHICH WILL PROVIDE RELIABLE, EFFECTIVE, AND AUTOMATED REMOTE MAPPING OF POWER LINES FOR TACTICAL MISSION PLANNING. THE SECOND GOAL IS TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AIRBORNE SYSTEMS FOR AIRPLANES AND HELICOPTERS TO ALLOW REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION OF POWER LINES FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE. THESE TWO GOALS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A NEW, HELICAL GEOMETRY FOR MODELING THE RADAR BACKSCATTER FROM POWER LINES. BY UTILIZING POLARIMETRIC SYNTHESIS, THE RADAR SIGNATURE OF THE CABLE CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED WITH RESPECT TO ITS BACKGROUND. EXISTING DATASET APPROPRIATE FOR TESTING THE NEW WIRE EXTRACTION TECHNIQUE WILL BE IDENTIFIED. IN PHASE II, A SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THE EXTRACTION WILL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE WIRE LOCATION INFORMATION WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE INTEGRATED WITH COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DURING PHASE III. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - POWER LINE COLLISION AVOIDANCE, REMOTE MAPPING OF POWER LINES, IMPROVED SAR DESIGN. KEY WORDS - POLARIMETRY, TRANSMISSION WIRE, SAR, POLARIZATION SYNTHESIS, BACKSCATTER MODEL, RADAR IMAGERY, POWER LINE.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Katz
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ressler Assocs Inc
14440 Cherry Lane Ct - Ste 212 Laurel, MD 20707

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No