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Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78372
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0092
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Radar Data Fusion
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-07-C-7642
Award Amount: $999,966.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase II, TSC proposes to further develop and validate a novel approach to multisensor 3D radar imaging and simultaneous motion parameter estimation, which was successfully demonstrated in Phase I. 3D radar images produced by TSC's algorithm offer a means of estimating the size of targets in three dimensions, a key discriminant for robust object discrimination. TSC's Phase I approach will be refined and applied to government-provided threat based target models, scenarios and radar systems during Phase II. TSC's technique simultaneously generates 3D volumetric radar images and estimates the precise target rotational state of targets in ballistic torque-free motion using one or more radars. TSC's 3D radar imaging methods are an innovation over traditional radar discrimination features such as RCS statistics and apparent length, which are derived from time-dependent radar signatures and do not estimate genuine invariant properties of the target or its motion state. 3D radar images are referred to a body-fixed principal axis coordinate frame which is the same for all radars that view the target at any time during the exoatmospheric midcourse stage of flight, greatly simplifying the task of registering images for true data level fusion compared to conventional approaches.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Allan Corbeil
Connecticut Operations Ma
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
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No