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REAL TIME FOLIAGE PENETRATION SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9222
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9222
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: REAL TIME FOLIAGE PENETRATION SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A RADAR OPERATING THROUGH FOLIAGE IS DEGRADED BY FOUR PRINCIPAL EFFECTS: ATTENUATION, REFRACTION, REFLECTION, AND RANDOM DISTRIBUTED RETURNS FROM RESONANT FOREST STRUCTURES. NUMEROUS RADAR DESIGNS HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED, BUT NONE HAVE RESULTED IN A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF LOCATING TARGETS IN FOLIAGE. THE PROPOSED RADAR SYSTEM CONSISTS OF TWO AIRCRAFT FLYING ROUGHLY PARALLEL PATHS; AT LEAST ONE AIRCRAFT IS TRANSMITTING, BOTH ARE RECEIVING. THIS SYSTEM IS UNIQUE IN AT LEAST TWO MAJOR RESPECTS: (1) THE USE OF LOW ANGLE OF INCIDENCE RADIATION WHICH REDUCES LOSSES DUE TO FOLIAGE, ALLOWS HIGHER FREQUENCIES, AND ALLOWS RANGE RESOLUTION AS A HEIGHT DISCRIMINANT; AND (2) THE USE OF INTERFEROMETER RADAR PRINCIPLES ALLOWS RESOLUTION IN THE CROSS-TRACK COORDINATE. THE RESULTING HEIGHT AND CROSS-TRACK RESOLUTION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALONG-TRACK SAR PROCESSING, PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL RESOLUTION IN POSITION. OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE THE AVAILABILITY OF HEIGHT AND BISTATIC RCS AS TARGET DISCRIMINANTS. IN ADDITION, THE WIDEBAND FREQUENCY SWEEP OF THE PROPOSED WAVEFORM ALLOWS THE FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE OF TARGETS RCS TO BE A DISCRIMINANT.

Principal Investigator:

Gerard p cardillo
8059686787

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp
75 Aero Camino - Ste A Goleta, CA 93117

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