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Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-14-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: F12B-T05-0114
Amount: $749,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF12-BT05
Solicitation Number: 2012.0
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-09-14
Small Business Information
1300 Research Park Dr
Dayton, OH 45432-2818
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Ferrara
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 427-8433
Business Contact
 Carri Miller
Title: Contracts
Phone: (937) 427-8433
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Vincent Bogdanski
2002 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-2002
United States

 (970) 491-5574
 Nonprofit College or University

ABSTRACT: Matrix and CSU are poised to develop algorithms to suppress radar WTC while preserving signals from targets of interest such as aircraft and weather. Our processing approach will be capable of utilizing radar data from either stationary- or scanning-mode ground-based systems. We will work closely with our transition partner to develop a Phase II transition plan to integrate our approach onto specific customer-operated platforms. BENEFIT: The statistical WTC model, along with its associated mitigation algorithm, will provide a revolutionary new capability for improving detection performance of both existing and future radar assets. Our primary industrial customer is Raytheon, which currently serves both military and civilian customers, including the Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Weather Service. Although the nature of the targets of interest differ between air surveillance radar and weather radar, the underlying wind turbine clutter model is the same. Upon successful demonstration of our algorithm in Phase II, we fully expect to be able to bring our algorithm to these markets.

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