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Generation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar Waveforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86637
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-063-0870
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Generation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar Waveforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-08-C-0027
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

MIMO is an innovative radar technique that can provide angle and velocity resolution advantages in phased array radars such as OTH systems. TSC plans to: 1) identify the architectural design requirements for signal generation and matched / mismatched filtering, and 2) develop simulations predicting the performance of the proposed system architecture. TSC will investigate the issues pertaining to simultaneously generating and coherently processing a large number of transmitted and received waveforms. TSC's approach for generating the WFs and mismatched filters is unique and powerful, and has been successfully demonstrated on several different radar programs. We will start by using various candidate WF modulations as seed functions. We will then use our mature search and constrained optimization tools to find the best set of waveforms and mismatched filters for the weighted Doppler tolerance, peak and integrated sidelobe level, resolution degradation and SNR loss, and other criteria. We will also investigate the effects of propagation and hardware (e.g. the antenna, transmitter and receiver) on the performance of the waveforms. In this manner, the user will be able to tailor the WFs to best suit an individual surveillance requirement.

Principal Investigator:

Carroll Nunn
Senior Scientist
3015762393
carroll.nunn@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Mike Syracuse
CFO
3015762316
msyracuse@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

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