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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:
2012 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Real-Time Dismount Detection and Tracking Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) System
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-C-1356
Award Amount: $749,961.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Bill Pierson
Senior Engineer
(937) 427-8433
bill.pierson@matrixresearch.com

Business Contact:

Bob Hawley
President
(937) 427-8433
bob.hawley@matrixresearch.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