IMAGING OF OBJECTS FROM RF RADAR RETURNS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0281
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-024-0124
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
HELIOS REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS, INC.
101 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806603515
Principal Investigator:
Walter Szczepanski
President
(315) 732-0101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Business Contact:
Walter Szczepanski
President
(315) 732-0101
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Research Institution:
SYRACUSE RESEARCH COORPORATION
John Dougherty
6225 Running Ridge Road
North Syracuse, NY, 13212
(315) 452-8159
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Helios Remote Sensing Systems and Syracuse Research Corporation propose to develop algorithms that interpret raw high resolution sense through the wall (STTW) radar returns of objects of interest, both stationary and nonstationary, and to develop visualization methodologies providing virtual renderings of these objects based on parametric information contained in raw image data. 2-D and 3-D imaging of objects of interest detected behind walls, particularly humans, is the primary focus of this research. Movements of the human body provide characteristic RF features that provide information on the location of human limbs and joints, as well as human body orientation and direction of travel. Properly interpreting these signatures within the radar returns will enable the generation of virtual renderings of human posture and orientation signatures of the detected human using STTW radar measurements. It is the objective of this proposed research and development effort to exploit these subtle dynamic micro-Doppler and instantaneous frequency features and to develop the algorithms for real-time display of virtual images of the interpreted radar returns. Similarly, inanimate objects will be imaged using UWB high resolution SAR techniques similar to those currently being used in ongoing sense through the wall radar developments.

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