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LOW RCS TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15246
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15246
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LOW RCS TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,901.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECT OF THIS PHASE I ACTIVITY WILL BE TO IDENTIFY THOSE ROBUST SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH ARE DIFFICULT TO SUPPRESS THAT MAY BE PRESENT IN A NUMBER OF ADVERSARIAL RESOURCES. A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THEIR RELATIVE VALUE AND THE INFORMATION THAT THEY PROVIDE WILL BE DETERMINED AND RANKED TO IDENTIFY THOSE FACTORSWHICH CAN LEAD TO A ROBUST SENSOR DESIGN. THE APPROACH WILL EMPLOY AN N-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THESE VARIOUS INPUTS TO DETERMINE THE ALGORITHIMS THAT CAN BE BEST USED FOR COMBINING THESE CHARACTERISTICS AND IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE REACTION MODES. FROM THIS ANALYSIS A BREADBOARD SENSOR DESIGN WILL BE CONFIGURED. THIS ACTIVITY IS A KEY INITIATIVE INFUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR STEALTHY BATTLEFIELD OPERATION AS NUMEROUS USCAPABILITIES ARE UNDOUBTEDLY BEING DEVELOPED. SENSOR DEVELOPMENTS FOR PHASE II ARE ANTICIPATED TO UTILIZE OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT TO DEVELOP A BREADBOARD TO INVESTIGATE SPECIFIC TARGET SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY BE EXPLOITED BY THE SENSOR DESIGN. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLCIATIONS - THIS ACTIVITY IS A KEY INITIATIVEIN FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR STEALTHY BATTLEFIELD OPERATION AS NUMEROUSUS CAPABILITIES ARE UNDOUBTEDLY BEING DEVELOPED. SENSOR DEVELOPMENTSFOR PHASE II ARE ANTICIPATED TO UTILIZE OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT TO DEVELOP A BREADBOARD TO INVESTIGATE SPECIFIC TARGET SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY BE EXPLOITED BY THE SENSOR DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Zidek
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research Inc
P0 Box 495 Dayton, OH 45459

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