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Low-Cost High-Speed Radar Imaging Techniques for Persistent Surveillance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92984
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-144-0115
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-144
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Matrix Research Inc
1300 Research Park Dr Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low-Cost High-Speed Radar Imaging Techniques for Persistent Surveillance
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-10-C-1717
Award Amount: $742,232.00
 

Abstract:

Persistent surveillance sensing allows for the production of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) movies, sometimes called video SAR, that promise to allow continuous tracking of moving targets on the ground in dense traffic environments and through move-stop-move cycles that confound traditional tracking approaches. In this effort we implement and test a fast back projection algorithm as well as our modified polar format based algorithm on a large scale parallel processing system. Testing thus far has shown that both of our approaches can dramatically reduce the number of processors required to form continuous video SAR sequences for very large scenes. BENEFIT: This research will allow real-time production of very large synthetic aperture radar movies. The algorithm facilitates fast production of very large images; however, it may also be used to reduce the computational resources required for any existing airborne radar system. These existing radar systems may be used for anything from terrain mapping and border patrol to site monitoring for counter terrorism.

Principal Investigator:

Wendy Garber
Staff Engineer
(937) 427-8433
wendy.garber@mreday.com

Business Contact:

Robert W. Hawley
Executive Vice President
(937) 427-8433
bob.hawley@mreday.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