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Advanced Azimuth Estimation Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68179
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0350
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Azimuth Estimation Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-R401
Award Amount: $729,705.00
 

Abstract:

Airborne GMTI radars that are used to detect ground-moving targets concealed beneath the forest canopy are characterized by small radar baselines and UHF carrier frequencies. The azimuth resolution of the radar beam and the resulting target azimuth error ellipses are quite large. Since accurate target range and azimuth location is desired to support precise location, targeting, and tracking of concealed enemy targets, future UHF GMTI systems need innovative ways to improve azimuth estimation accuracy. The Phase I SBIR, which focused on rotorcraft UAV foliage-penetrating radar, demonstrated favorable performance of monostatic, bistatic and multi-lateration target location techniques. In Phase II, an optimum set of advanced target location techniques using single and multiple UHF sensor platforms to locate concealed dismounted troops and ground vehicles will be developed. Techniques to be investigated include super-resolution, STAP, DPCA, stereo and other optimal estimators. The target angle and CEP performance of these innovative concepts will be quantified using high-fidelity radar data cubes simulated by TSC. Variations in platform spacing and geometry, limitations imposed by wind-induced platform motion errors and adaptive compensation techniques will also be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Pierro
Corporate Senior Staff
2032681249
rpierro@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Allan Corbeil
Office Manager
2032681249
acorbeil@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No