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Nadir-Looking Synthetic Aperture Radar (NadirSAR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-16-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: A16A-011-0018
Amount: $149,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-21
Small Business Information
P O Box 1465
Lomita, CA 90717
United States
DUNS: 800116324
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kirk
 (805) 570-5908
 jckirkjr@goletastar.com
Business Contact
 John Kirk
Phone: (805) 570-5908
Email: jckirkjr@goletastar.com
Research Institution
 University of Florida
 Jian Li
 
NEB 465, PO Box 116130 University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

 (352) 392-2642
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Goleta Star and the University of Florida (UFL) will jointly develop Nadir SAR 3D imaging capability from a Circular SAR orbit that can be transitioned into selected Army applications, primarily existing single-channel radars. Both Goleta and UFL have 3D imaging background and relevant capability that will jointly feed into the desired imaging technology development. In addition Goleta Star has available radar data collection capability that can provide relevant radar data early on, even in the Phase 1 effort, to feed the algorithm development efforts. The data driven 3D design will begin in Phase 1 and then continue and expand in Phase 2 to provide the capability that can then be transitioned. The result will be very-high-resolution (as fine as 0.1-m) three-dimensional imaging techniques that will allow current and future Army microwave / millimeter wave synthetic aperture radars (SARs) to detect and identify targets in urban canyons, concealed under foliage, and other challenging environments using data collected with circular flight path trajectories.

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