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Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78097
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-003-0012
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: 2007
Title: Advanced Radar Data Fusion
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-07-C-7661
Award Amount: $999,996.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, TSC and the University of Arizona developed a new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers that move on generalized space-time paths. The new formalism was applied to three-dimensional (3D) imaging of objects in the missile threat complex while suppressing radar dipole clutter by means of adaptive complex weights over the fundamental radar measurement dimensions of time, frequency and element. Demonstrations were given using a single ground-based or sea-based radar and a next-generation coherent radar network. The generalized STAP algorithm is a novel synthesis of ideas from TSC's successful 3D radar imaging programs with adaptive signal processing. In Phase II, an innovative algorithm is offered that adaptively cancels tumbling radar dipole clutter prior to target detection, for subsequent 3D radar imaging. The algorithm is unlike techniques that attempt to 'burn through' clutter by using a combination of very large relative bandwidth, ultra-long coherent integration and exhaustive hypothesis testing. Instead, it adaptively produces deep detection nulls in a subspace of the joint image-motion space of ballistic target scatterer motion to facilitate detection, 3D radar imaging and precise motion estimation of targets, while selectively nulling returns from dipoles based on their physical characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Paul D. Mountcastle
Principal Staff Member
2032681249
pmountcastle@tsc.com

Business Contact:

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

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

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
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Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
ECE Department
PO BOX 210104
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Nathan Goodman
Contact Phone: (520) 621-4462
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university