ADVANCED SYSTEM FOR MINEHUNTING AND OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26837
Amount: $199,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4 A St, Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ira Ekhaus
 (617) 273-2400
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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