AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMPUTER SIMULATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,997.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14695
Agency Tracking Number:
14695
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
470 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas H Einstein
Member, Technical Staff
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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