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Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance

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Department of Defense
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2012 / STTR
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-12-C-0367
Award Amount: $79,966.00


In Phase I the team of TSC and SDL will initiate an effort to collect polarimetric target and clutter signatures, identify polarimetric features and algorithms for detecting and classifying targets, and understanding the sensitivity to target aspect angle, grazing angle and radar resolution. In performing the Phase I program, the team will: 1) identify a robust set of polarimetric decomposition and target classification algorithms for resolving small targets, wake signatures, sea clutter and littoral clutter features, 2) collect X-band small ship and clutter data in the Great Salt Lake area, and 3) initiate the modification (through CDR) of an existing SDL radar for operation at C-band. Under the bridge effort our team will: 1) form target signatures and generate polarimetric features using the database using HRR-D, SAR and ISAR processing, and establish the best target imaging strategies and radar parameters, 2) apply the polarimetric feature extraction and target classification algorithms to the collected radar data and to other databases to optimize their performance and minimize the processing time, 3) order the long-lead items for the C-band radar and initiate the radar modifications, and 4) assess alternative locations for performing Phase II data collections.

Principal Investigator:

Fernando Giannella
Member of the Senior Staf
(203) 601-8328

Business Contact:

Lee Moyer
Vice President
(703) 251-6419
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Ave Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Space Dynamics Laboratory
1695 North Research Park Way
North Logan, UT 84341-
Contact: Scott Anderson
Contact Phone: (435) 713-3444