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Innovative Multi-Static Surveillance System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81999
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-090-2119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Innovative Multi-Static Surveillance System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0207
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Comprehensive and continuous surveillance of areas of interest (AOIs) is an increasingly important challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMCO) propose a different and potentially superior Passive Coherent Localization (PCL) approach based on multi-receiver signal processing systems that exploit NARROWBAND sources of opportunity. Compared to wideband PCL, narrowband PCL offers roughly three times the detection range and enhanced clutter rejection using relatively small and inexpensive receiver-antenna packages suitable for unmanned platforms such as Small Unmanned Areal Vehicles (SUAVs). As a result, narrowband PCL processing offers covert, inexpensive, continuous, wide-area, all-weather detection of air and moving ground targets. Narrowband PCL processing introduces technical challenges---specifically, the necessity of indirect inference of target range and velocity---that the proposed work will address. Phase I will demonstrate the potential feasibility of a unmanned narrowband surveillance and tracking system by performing the following tasks: (1) develop narrowband PCL signal processing algorithms; (2) test these algorithms in simulated, reduced-complexity scenarios; (3) identify suitable COTS equipment for unmanned platforms; and (4) develop a detailed Phase II plan that include processing of collected raw RF data. Lockheed Martin will provide both technical and commercialization support in the application of PCL technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Adel El-Fallah
Principal Investigator
7819335355
adel@ssci.com

Business Contact:

Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
7819335355
jmiselis@ssci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No