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Robust Wideband Waveforms for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0387
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-020
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Robust Wideband Waveforms for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0043
Award Amount: $748,729.00
 

Abstract:

The DoD is developing a number of radars to detect and track surface targets including vehicles and dismounts as well image targets using synthetic aperture radar modes. These system achieves wide-area surveillance for dismounts by operating on stationary platforms (helicopter) which eliminates mainbeam clutter spread and allows slow-moving targets to be effectively separated from strong ground clutter based on Doppler shift. Also, the GMTI modes currently employ relatively narrowband waveforms to minimize the impact of target range walk during a coherent processing interval. The SAR mode, on the other hand, employs a much wider bandwidth and requires a moving platform in order to form the synthetic aperture required for image formation. Thus the GMTI and SAR modes represent seemingly conflicting requirements. Namely, traditional GMTI modes work best with stationary platforms and narrow bandwidths, whereas SAR requires a moving platform and wide bandwidth. The proposal describes an approach to develop innovative wideband waveform concepts for simultaneous high resolution SAR and GMTI operation.

Principal Investigator:

Jameson Bergin
Principal Engineer
(860) 647-0036
jsb@isl-inc.com

Business Contact:

Nicole Sanese
Sr. Contract Administrato
(858) 373-2711
nsanese@islinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541198316
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No