SIDELOBE REDUCTION AND CLUTTER SUPPRESSION FOR A DSAR SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,722.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8491
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision-science Applications
1901 N Moore St - Ste 1000, Arlington, VA, 22209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PHILIP TOMLINSON
(703) 243-2500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ONE OF THE ISSUES WHICH CONTINUE TO CONCERN PLANNERS AND THE DESIGNERS OF FUTURE RADAR SYSTEMS IS THE SIDELOBES OF THE DISTRIBUTED SPARSE ARRAY RADAR (DSAR). AS A GENERAL RULE, PERFORMANCE IN BOTH CLUTTER AND JAMMING TENDS TO DEGRADE AS SIDELOBE LEVELS INCREASE. FURTHERMORE, IN ORDER TO MAKE USE OF THE HIGH RESOLUTION POTENTIAL OF DSAR FOR IMAGING, RAID COUNT, OR VERY ACCURATE TARGET LOCATION, THE ARRAY SIDELOBES MUST BE CONTROLLED. THE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DEFINE AND ANALYZE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR THE REDUCTION OF DSAR SIDELOBES AND FOR SUPPRESSING CLUTTER RETURNS WHICH ARISE FROM THE RESIDUAL SIDELOBES. TECHNIQUES SUCH AS OPTIMAL SPACE-TIME PROCESSING, MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD PROCESSING AND CLEAN ALGORITHMS WILL BE EVALUATED.

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