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Model-Based Identification of Moving Time Critical Targets using Wideband…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62534
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0675
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Model-Based Identification of Moving Time Critical Targets using Wideband Signal Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-1686
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Surveillance technologies required for the successful prosecution of time-critical targets (TCTs) include detection, tracking, identification (ID), sensor resource management (SRM), and battle damage assessment. Because SCUD TELs are rarely stationary while in the open, moving-target ID is a critical component in any successful SCUD-hunt CONOPS. In Phase I, ALPHATECH (1) developed a new model-based approach for identifying moving TCTs; (2) tested this approach using real moving-target phase-history data, producing baseline results; (3) performed preliminary trade studies of relevant sensor parameters; (4) implemented advanced signal processing techniques including moving-target focusing, MVM super-resolution processing, and micro-Doppler feature extraction; and (5) extended single-look ID to multi-look evidence accrual. In Phase II, ALPHATECH will naturally continue to mature the baseline moving-target ID system, and will further mature and exploit the technologies developed in Phase I. The major thrust of Phase II, however, will be to use our model-based moving-target ID system as a tool to quantify the effects of sensor/system design parameters. We will use moving target ID performance as an operational metric to inform radar design by fully quantifying the effects and inter-relationships of sensor parameters (e.g., bandwidth, CPI-length, S/N) and system design concepts (e.g., super-resolution, micro-Doppler feature exploitation, multi-look evidence accrual).

Principal Investigator:

Gregory J. Owirka
7812733388
gowirka@alphatech.com

Business Contact:

John J. Barry
7812733388
jbarry@alphatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No