ADVANCED SYSTEM FOR MINEHUNTING AND OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$199,950.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26837
Agency Tracking Number:
26837
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4 A St, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ira Ekhaus
(617) 273-2400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEW APPROACH IS PROPOSED FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING WITH DUAL USE APPLICATIONS IN MINE HUNTING, OCEAN BOTTOM MAPPING, AND SEA FLOOR REMOTE SENSING. THE WEAVER IS A SONAR SYSTEM INTENDED TO DETECT, LOCALIZE, AND CLASSIFY SEAFLOOR BOTTOM LAYING TARGETS, DISCRIMINATING MAN-MADE ITEMS FROM NATURAL ONES IN THE PRESENCE OF NATURAL CLUTTER; IT EXPLOITS HERETOFORE OVERLOOKED TARGET-PHYSICS BASED CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTILOOK, MULTI-APERTURE RETURN SIGNALS FROM SEAFLOOR AND MINE LIKE OBJECTS (MLO) TARGETS. THE WEAVER IS A SYNTHESIS AND EXTENSION OF TECHNIQUES FOUND IN AREAS INCLUDING STANDARD AND INTERFEROMETRIC SYNTHETIC APERATURE RADAR (SAR/IFSAR), SWATH BATHYMETRY (SB), MONOPLUSE RADAR TRACKING APPLICATIONS AND 3D RADAR TARGET IDENTIFICATION AND IMAGING. IN ADDITION, THE WEAVER GENERATES ON OUTPUT A UNIQUELY REUSABLE OCEANOGRPHIC DATA FORMAT THAT GREATLY INCREASES THE UTILITY OF ACOUSTIC DATABASES BY PROVIDING BOTH ROBUSTNESS AGAINST ORIENTATION DEPENDENT EFFECTS EMBEDDED IN THE DATA SET, AND A NEW PARADIGM FOR VISUALIZING THE INHERENT NATURE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING DATA.

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