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Real-time Location of Targets in Cluttered Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-13-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F12B-T05-0069
Amount: $149,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF12-BT05
Solicitation Number: 2012.B
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-02-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-11-13
Small Business Information
685 Busch Garden Dr.
Pasadena, CA -
United States
DUNS: 046409533
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edwin Jimenez
 (850) 980-6875
Business Contact
 Marta Kahl
Title: President
Phone: (626) 818-8642
Research Institution
 University of New Hampshire
 Peter M Lester
Sponsored Programs Administrat 51 College Road, UNH
Durham, NH 03824-3824
United States

 (603) 862-0051
 Nonprofit College or University

ABSTRACT: We propose development of an efficient physics-based computational capability for real-time radar location of targets in cluttered environments. Our effort will focus, in particular, on air traffic targets in static natural environments that include dynamic effects such as spinning wind turbines. The proposed methodology models radar signal scattering in cluttered environments on the basis of the time-dependent Maxwell's equations formulated, in a single computational methodology, in terms of 1) Moving- and fixed-domain overlapping computational meshes, as well as 2) The dispersionless Fourier-Continuation method, and 3) A novel methodology for evaluation of computational boundary conditions and long-range propagation at essentially zero cost. BENEFIT: Our effort seeks to provide a software solution for users of simulation tools for which the limitations implicit in existing solvers represent a significant handicap. These include the military, (Navy, Air Force, and Army) as well as commercial concerns (air-framers, space research agencies, remote sensing and medical imaging developers, etc). Thus, there is a significant market for the proposed improved innovative solutions in high-tech industry, and in pursuing the present project MathSys Inc. seeks to cater to that need. Our connections with DoD and industrial scientists, as described below, form the basis of our overall commercialization strategy.

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