High Speed Low Cost Signal Processor for Multi-Band

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$646,425.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15790
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Atlantic Aerospace Electronics
470 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sven Spoerri
Principal Investigator
(617) 890-4200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A NOVEL APPROACH TO IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF MTI RADARS FOR THE DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MODERN, LOW OBSERVABLE TARGETS IN RELATIVELY HIGH CLUTTER ENVIRONMENTS. AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS APPROACH IS ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP'S. APPLICATION OF MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES TO RADAR DETECTION, TRACKING AND FEATURE EXTRACTION FOR CLASSIFICATION. THESE TECHNIQUES OFFER IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AGAINST NONUNIFORM CLUTTER BACKGROUNDS AND HIGH FALSE ALARMS RESULTING FROM USE OF LOWERED THRESHOLDS FOR DETECTION OF REDUCED-RADAR-CROSS SECTION TARGETS. IN ADDITION, THEY ARE COMPUTATIONALLY SIMPLE AND THUS CAN HANDLE LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA AT REAL-TIME RATES IN COMPACT PROCESSOR HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATIONS. THIS IS IMPORTANT TO THE PROBLEM AT HAND SINCE THE CAPABILITIES OF CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART RADAR SYSTEM COMPONENTS WILL BE EXAMINED AND TRADES MADE TO CHOOSE RADAR PARAMETERS THAT OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE. IN PARTICULAR, A HYBRID ANALOG/DIGITAL CLUTTER CANCELLATION SCHEME WILL BE EVALUATED WHICH OFFERS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE THE A/D CONVERTER DYNAMIC RANGE REQUIREMENT ALLOWING USE OF FASTER SAMPLING FOR BETTER RADAR RANGE RESOLUTION AND REDUCE CLUTTER. WHILE THIS WILL REDUCE THE SUBCLUTTER VISIBILITY REQUIREMENT ON THE MTI PROCESSING, IT CAN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE PROCESSING COMPUTATIONAL LOAD.

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