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Ultra-Wideband RF Discrimination Techniques

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Ultra-Wideband RF Discrimination Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N0017803C1027
Award Amount: $69,972.00


"The objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of fusing extracted Ballistic Missile threat feature data from S- and X- Band radars to improve the probability of correctly identifying the lethal object, compared to using data from either an S- or an X-Band radar alone. This effort will make use of high fidelity S- and X-Band RF polarimetric signature data for cones, spheres, and cyclinders which can be used to represent major objects in a TBM complex. Target RCS is measured by the radar using linearlyprocessed waveforms which employ either non-coherent or coherent pulse-to-pulse integration. Typically non-coherent integration is used to extract narrowband RCS and coherent integration is used to extract wideband RCS. Variations in canonical object RFsignature phenomenology at S- and X-Bands will be examined to identify differentiating features. Examples of differentiating signature phenomenology may include cavity interactions, creeping waves, and traveling waves. Phase I will provide the basisdeveloping RF discrimination algorithms during the Phase II effort that will be tested against BM threat representative signature and trajectory data sets. The discrimination algorithms developed in Phase II will be available for potential insertion intoland and sea-based radars to support BMD mission requirements. We anticipate three approaches to commercialization. The first is the incorporation of the algorithms developed in the US M

Principal Investigator:

Robert Koda
Corporate Senior Staff

Business Contact:

James Polk
V. President, Washington
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Technology Service Corp.
11400 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90064

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No