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Tracking Algorithms for Multi-Static Passive Radar Systems

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Tracking Algorithms for Multi-Static Passive Radar Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1379
Award Amount: $149,927.00


ABSTRACT: Air defense systems using Passive coherent location (PCL) radars are a concern for the US Air Force because of the PCL receivers"reduced vulnerability to electronic detection and precision weapons, and because of their potential for enhanced detection of low-observable US aircraft. The Electronic Combat Benchmark Tool (ECBT) is a detailed simulation of an integrated air defense system used by the air force for planning missions and developing electronic attack techniques. However, this tool is currently limited to monostatic radars. The proposed Phase I program will produce a comprehensive plan to upgrade ECBT to handle air defense systems that use PCL radars. The proposed work includes an assessment of the tool, and the development of algorithms and models for PCL radar simulation, including multistatic radar modeling, single-receiver tracking with multiple transmitters, and multiple-receiver integrated tracking. The proposed work draws on TSC"s extensive experience in bistatic radar simulation, design and testing. BENEFIT: The proposed program will outline the models and algorithms that are required to provide a complete tracking simulation for a ground-based passive coherent location (PCL) in the Electronic Combat Benchmark tool. These results will lay the groundwork for the implementation of this capability in a Phase II program.

Principal Investigator:

Bernard Rees
Corporate Senior Staff
(310) 754-4222

Business Contact:

Eric Wilen
Operations Manager
(310) 754-4234
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Technology Service Corporation
3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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