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Bistatic Radar Measurement and Inversion Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DACA42-03-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: A992-2086
Amount: $726,457.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10813 Hillbrooke Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
United States
DUNS: 159801323
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ravinder Kapoor
 (301) 251-2050
Business Contact
 Ritu Kapoor
Title: Chief Executive Officer / Owner
Phone: (301) 251-2130
Research Institution

The use of microwave sensors for imaging continues to grow for applications such as target detection, airport screening, soil moisture estimation, etc. Hence, there is a need for indoor microwave imaging facilities but current facilities are not flexibleenough to work in many different imaging scenarios such as bistatic and monostatic , 2D and 3D and full polarimetric imaging over a large range of frequencies (45 MHz - 20 GHz). These scenarios are important for many applications such as volumetricscattering, interferometric processing, ground penetrating analysis, etc.In Phase II we will develop a semi-portable microwave imaging device that works in all the scenarios mentioned above in order to satisfy a large variety of users. The flexibility of the device relies on our modified convolution backprojection (MCBP)imaging algorithm developed in Phase I and results will be presented. The MCBP can form a 2D and 3D image using both bi- or monostatic data and for any combination of transmit and receive antenna locations. In Phase II we will construct the prototype andintegrate it with the MCBP then use the prototype in a bistatic and monostatic facility to form 2- and 3D imagery of targets. Potential customers expressed strong interest in our proposed product.Benefits commercial and military users of RF/microwave sensors that operate between 45 MHz - 20 GHz for such application as concealed weapon detection, soil moisture estimation, camouflage concealment and deception (CCD) research, materials research,buried mine detection, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of bridges and roads, automobile guidance, medical imaging, and more.

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