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Innovative Sensing Techniques for Urban Operations

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2008 / SBIR
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative Sensing Techniques for Urban Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1410
Award Amount: $742,081.00


The goal of the proposed Phase II work is to advance the development of ultra narrowband (UNB) multistatic systems for urban environments by developing algorithms, simulating radar performance, performing design tradeoff studies, and building a basic data collection system. The TSC program includes five tasks: 1) Investigate and develop tomographic algorithms with the objective of understanding the effects of real-world spatial diversity and propagation phenomena. 2) Provide a software capability for computing radar signatures of dismounts in various states, which can be used to predict performance in urban environments for various bistatic radar configurations. 3) Determine the performance tradeoff for UNB multistatic radar configurations, and provide estimates of the system's timing and coherence requirements, transmitter and receiver position accuracy, network communications requirements, and other factors related to the fielding of the radar system. 4) Assess system performance using TSC's own radar siting tools, including the effects of lost radar or communications nodes. 5) Develop a reconfigurable, low-cost bistatic UNB system capable of emulating alternative multistatic UNB radar configurations through the use of time-sequential measurements, and use this system at TSC's facility to collect UNB multistatic data for input to the performance assessment and modeling validation tasks.

Principal Investigator:

Don Woods
Prinicipal Staff

Business Contact:

Lee Moyer
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1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

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