END-TO-END IMAGING SONAR SYSTEM (ETE/ISS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1111
Amount: $481,042.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ergo-tech Systems Inc.
6937 Estepa Dr, Tujunga, CA, 91042
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jose E Chirivella
 (818) 352-1759
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED WORK IS TO DEVELOP AN END-TO-END IMAGING SONAR SYSTEM FOR THE STUDY AND SURVEILLANCE OF THE SEA-BOTTOM. SPECIFICALLY, THE SYSTEM IS TO EXHIBIT ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR SONAR SIGNAL PROCESSING TO DETECT, SIZE AND CLASSIFY MINE TARGETS. AN IMAGE SONAR PROCESSOR SOFTWARE PACKAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED. ALTHOUGH SIDE-LOOKING SONARS WILL BE INCLUDED, THE PROCESSOR WILL EMPHASIZE SYNTHETIC APERTURE SONAR APPLICATIONS. THE PROCESSOR WILL BE DESIGNED TO OPERATE IN A REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE IMAGING ENVIRONMENT AS THE PRIMARY DATA DISPLAY IN ANTICIPATION OF ITSULTIMATE USE BY NAVY AT SEA IN ACTUAL OPERATIONS. THE APPROACH PROPOSED HERE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING LONG/SHORT RANGE, ADVANCED STATE-OF-THE-ART SONAR SENSORS. THE SPECIALIZED PROCESSING ALGORITHMS TO BE DEVELOPED WILL INCORPORATE THE LATEST RESULTS FROM THE NAVY SEA-BOTTOM ACCOUSTIC EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. BY TRACING THE SIGNAL/ NOISE DEGRADATION FROM THE TRANSDUCER-TARGET-TRANSDUCER TO THE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS, INCLUDING PHASE DISORTION (END-TO-END APPROACH), THE PROCESSOR WILL OPTIMIZE THE INFORMATION FOR DISPLAY TO THE FIELD OPERATOR AT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RESOLUTION. ULTIMATELY, THIS PROCESSOR CAN BE IMPLEMENTED ON ON-BOARD VLSI MINI-COMPUTERS PROVIDED WITH HIGH DENSITY MEMORY BUFFERS AND HIGH SPEED MICROPROCESSORS.

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