Extremely High Frequency Rail-based Synthetic Aperture Radar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-19-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7509
Amount: $635,535.30
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-117
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-08
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Woods
 (201) 266-0849
 bwoods@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Army is seeking a high-resolution, rail-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging system capable of operating within the 100300GHz frequency range. Wide bandwidth SAR technologies at this frequency range provide the potential for supporting applications that require high-resolution, non-destructive imaging. In response to this opportunity, MaXentric is proposing a rail-based SAR system codenamed M-CRISP (Multi-Channel Rail-based Radar Imaging Sensor Platform). The proposed architecture moves a set of radar transceivers over a large effective aperture to increase the achievable resolution. Advanced multi-band super-resolution techniques are applied to the radar measurements to produce high-resolution images for scatterer detection and classification. During the Phase I effort, our team designed a multi-band sensor architecture and simulated candidate super-resolution SAR algorithms. A dual-band mmW SAR system was constructed and used to demonstrate algorithm performance. During the proposed Phase II effort, modular prototype SAR platforms will be constructed to allow testing and demonstration a several mmW and EHF bands of interest. These measurement platforms will be used refine candidate imaging, detection, and classification algorithms. During Phase II, the M-CRISP system will be tested for several potential Phase III applications to assess its performance and provide insight on design changes for future SAR imaging

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