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Real-Time Dismount Detection and Tracking Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-179-2197
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-179
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Matrix Research Inc
1300 Research Park Dr Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Real-Time Dismount Detection and Tracking Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) System
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-1126
Award Amount: $99,959.00
 

Abstract:

The assumptions and techniques in existing literature for detection and tracking of dismounts in radar data are invalid for use in standoff, ISR radar systems. This work proposes using change detection techniques to detecting and tracking dismounts. This work contains efforts both in modeling as well as empirical analysis. The modeling provides the ability to determine the types of radars best suited for this problem as well as assist in radar design. The empirical work helps to validate the models as well provide a proof of concept for the use of change detection for locating dismounts. Finally, the traditional methods of radar-based dismount detection are also considered to determine whether or not the models and techniques can be modified such that they are valid for standoff radars. BENEFIT: The primary benefit of this work is the development of techniques to detect and track dismounts. This has the potential to aid in several DoD missions including battlespace awareness, mission planning, checkpoint safety, and perimeter monitoring. Commercialization opportunities exist as the capability to estimate threat is needed by various government agencies including the DoD, US Border Patrol and law enforcement. Our goal is to market these sectors with a suite of tools that will denote regions that have an elevated level of threat.

Principal Investigator:

William Pierson
Senior Research Engineer
(937) 427-8433
bill.pierson@mreday.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hawley
Executive Vice President
(937) 427-8433
bob.hawley@mreday.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Matrix Research Inc
1300 Research Park Dr Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 542186986
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No