COMBAT IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES
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4141 COLONEL GLENN HIGHWAY, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
AbstractFrontier Technology, Inc. and our Consultants Dr. Marvin Cohen (GTRI) and Dr. Steven Gustafson (UDRI) will develop several new Combat Identification and sensing concepts useful for combat air-air and air-ground identification. The sensing technique proposed is related to SAR and is called High Range Resolution Radar Low-Order-Tomography (HRRR-LOT). HRRR-LOT provides a way to extend the useful information content gathered by HRRR sensors by combining, either coherently or noncoherently, a limited number of pulses. The tactical advantage this affords is three-fold. It should provide stronger identification performance than standard HRRR and it will decrease the risky flight trajectory constraints required by SAR system in combat scenario. It gives SAR system another mode to use to ID moving targets. We will employ existing data from the DARPA MSTAR program to evaluate HRRR-LOT potential in Phase I. This will lay the ground work for Phase II where the goals are for additional development of a prototype system with Phase III support from JSF. Sensing is only one side of Combat ID technology. The other is identification algorithm technology. For this, we intend to investigate Dr. Gustafson's r
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