Innovative Broadband Signal Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,985.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-02-C-4019
Award Id:
47765
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-1391
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12450 Fair Lakes Circle Suite 500, Fairfax, VA, 22033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153245857
Principal Investigator:
Russ Jeffers
Systems Engineer
(703) 814-7557
rjeffers@dsrnet.com
Business Contact:
Fred Bloch
Corp. Development Officer
(703) 263-2800
fbloch@dsrnet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The overall technical objective of this SBIR is identificationof large-bandwidth, active-signal-processing techniques thathave the potential to provide significant sonar performanceimprovements in littoral environments. The importance ofoperating in littoral waters, increased noise backgroundconditions, and quieter threat submarines establish a highpriority for improved active sonar performance. In addition,threat submarines may deploy advanced acoustic countermeasuresfor avoiding detection and confusing target classification. Thedetection of slow moving submarines is often limited byreverberation in shallow water. Stronger and more complexmultipath propagation increases clutter, reduces the probabilityof detection, impacts target localization, and degrades targetclassification performance. Increased active signal bandwidthhas the potential to improve processing gain againstreverberation, improve target localization in range and bearing,help discern complex multipath structures and provide robustdetection and classification in the presence of acousticcountermeasures. Our effort will use an integrated systemapproach, which means that spatial processing, advanced transmitwaveforms, innovative signal processing, and feature extractionfor classification and tracking, will be areas of developmentwith the overall system performance improvement as the goal.BENEFITS: Completion of this effort (Phase II) will lead to the integration of a

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