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Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2004 / SBIR
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00178-04-C-3088
Award Amount: $99,025.00


The TSC Phase I study will examine novel deterministic approaches to (1) multi-sensor motion parameter estimation and (2) reconstruction of multi-band radar static patterns, for exploiting multiple radars at different frequencies to discriminate the lethal re-entry vehicle from among the large numbers of threat-like objects associated with advanced countermeasures. The proposed features estimate deterministic motion state and multi-frequency static pattern separately. This provides a performance advantage over classical radar discrimination features (e.g. RCS statistics and wideband apparent length) which are hybrid quantities depending on both the static features of a target and its state of motion. Precise estimation of target rotational motion is the key to successfully exploiting information from multiple sensors. S-band provides important information for the motion solution, based on Doppler processing. X-band provides the most detailed static pattern information. In Phase I, TSC will build on and complement ongoing MDA sponsored TSC efforts to construct the needed dual-band static patterns. TSC will dynamically simulate radar signatures and evaluate motion solutions estimated derived from them. In Phase II, discrimination performance will be assessed via Monte-Carlo analysis. Open literature unclassified sources which describe the AN/SPY-1 Cobra Gemini and Cobra Judy X-Band radars will provide nominal S- and X-band parameters.

Principal Investigator:

Paul D. Mountcastle
Principal Staff

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Robert Graziano
President & CEO
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1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

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