Real-Time Dismount Detection and Tracking Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) System
ABSTRACT: The work in this proposal focuses on extending and automating the techniques for detecting and tracking dismounts in SAR data that were developed during Phase I. The goal is to mature the technology from proof-of-concept (TRL-3) to a demonstration (TRL-5). This is to be accomplished through a combination of new advanced signal processing techniques focused on two areas: the reduction of false alarms and tracker design. Areas of focus will be on reducing ground clutter in range-Doppler maps, use of feature-aided trackers, and use of track before detect techniques. BENEFIT: Based upon our market research, there is significant commercial application potential for RF-based dismount detection software. This is due to the current development of sensors, platforms, and ground stations whose mission is the detection of dismounts. This work is currently underway by DoD Prime contractors. To date, little if any work has been done by these Primes on the development of automated exploitation algorithms. This is the anticipated benefit of the work proposed for this Phase II effort, i.e. to provide software to assist these systems currently being designed.
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