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Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64659
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1639
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IMAGING SCIENCES RESEARCH
9310A Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0103
Award Amount: $69,583.00
 

Abstract:

We propose demonstration of a bistatic HF radar to map vector currents, current shear, and wind vector fields using a multiple-frequency bistatic HF radar capability currently under development. The proposal leverages on our ongoing work in bistatic HFdigital transceiver development for Office of Naval Research, our development of a ship RCS measurement radar for ONR/ NSWC on the west coast, and our two-site bistatic experimental site being developed at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The bistatic HFradar would take advantage of the new transceiver's programmable digital frequency switching to cover a range of 3-30 MHz for current shear, and as a bi-product, ship target classification. Bistatic looks offer an enhanced classification and trackingcapability over monostatic. Algorithms recently developed by Vesecky (IGARSS '02) indicate that wind field vector maps can be derived from current shear estimates. We intend to use this algorithm in conjunction with bistatic radar data, requiring only asingle receive antenna array. This program would result in additional capabilities not available on existing commercial HF current mapping radars, at a lower price due to new digital receiver technology. The potential for dual use for ship tracking andclassification provides an inexpensive approach to maritime traffic control, both for civilian and military applications.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis B. Trizna
Chief Scientist
7035938054
triznad@erols.com

Business Contact:

Dennis B. Trizna
President
7035938054
triznad@erols.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMAGING SCIENCES RESEARCH
9310A Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015

EIN/Tax ID: 542024925
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No