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FPGA FOPEN SAR Digital Processor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-01-C-0209
Agency Tracking Number: 525030159
Amount: $496,765.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10201 Lee Highway Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
DUNS: 151209723
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles Hsu
 (703) 267-2313
Business Contact
 Bonnie Edwards
Phone: (703) 691-7794
Research Institution
 Mona Zaghloul
2121 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

 (202) 994-3772
 Nonprofit College or University

The goal of the FPGA FOPEN SAR digital processor is to provide adequate foliage penetration that allows the detection of concealed man-made objects in dense foliage. Our Phase I work on the FPGA FOPEN SAR digital processor included the generation of 100dBdata for detection performance enhancement, the identification of map registration for hyperspectral image processing and the reduction of cluttering rejection over the analog system for all weather operations. During the Phase I effort, Trident and GWUsuccessfully developed a spotlight SAR algorithm operating at 500 MHz, demonstrated by MATLAB, and illustrated using FPGA implementation. Trident proposes to continue the development of the FOPEN SAR processor by investigating all implementation aspects,augmenting and improving the existing techniques and manipulation capabilities, and integrating COTS components. This development process will include six major task areas, which collectively represent an aggressive, success-oriented approach culminatingin the production of a functional prototype system suitable for the evaluation and testing in simulated and real-world environments. In addition, the development process will ensure the existence of migration paths for Phase III applications of theresulting technology and implementation.BENEFITS: The successful completion of this Phase II effort will significantly advance thecapability to portray a low cost, high performance, low power, portable, compact,high speed, and digital FOPEN SAR system. Technology developed during Phase II canbe readily adapted to existing and planned systems. Specific military andcommercial applications include a hand held SAR tool, airport airbornereconnaissance systems, surveillance and air traffic control, and environmentalmonitoring devices.

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