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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMPUTER SIMULATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14695
Amount: $49,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
470 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02154
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas H Einstein
 Member, Technical Staff
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Research Institution
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Abstract

THIS PROPOSAL DEALS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A GENERALIZED AIR-TRAFFIC CONTROL RADAR. IT INCLUDES THE ABILITY TO REALISTICALLY SIMULATE RADAR RETURNSFROM GROUND CLUTTER AND VARIOUS KINDS OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER. THE SIMULATION WILL ALSO REPRESENT THE EFFECT OF CLUTTER ANDWEATHER RETURN LEAKAGE THROUGH THE RADAR'S ANGLE AND RANGE SIDELOBES. THE PROPOSED SIMULATION WILL ALLOW THE RADAR SYSTEMS ENGINEER TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF CHANGING RADAR PARAMETERS SUCH AS FREQUENCY, PRF, WAVEFORM, ANTENNA PATTERN, BEAMWIDTH, ETC. ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RADAR IN SIMULTANEOUSLY TRACKING AIRCRAFT AND AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS UNDER A VARIETY OF GROUND CLUTTER AND WEATHER OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS. THIS SIMULATION WILL ALSO ALLOW THE SYSTEMS ENGINEER TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF NEW SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND AUTOMATIC HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENT DETECTION ALGORITHMS UNDERREALISTIC, BUT CONTROLLED AND REPEATABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.

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