RELOCATABLE TARGET DETECTION AND TARGETING TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$498,372.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9816
Agency Tracking Number:
9816
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratory (Currently Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.)
8130 Boone Blvd - Ste 500, Vienna, VA, 22182
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John E Don Carlos
(703) 448-1116
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE CAPABILITY TO DETECT AND IDENTIFY STRATEGIC RELOCATABLE TARGETS (SRT) IS VITAL TO AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC COUNTER FORCE. THE CHALLENGING PROBLEM OF DOING SO IS EXACERBATED BY NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE USING FOLIAGE AND FORESTS WHERE CONVENTIONAL RADAR AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES EXPERIENCE SEVERE PROPAGATION-LOSSES AND CLUTTER CONFUSION. TO OVERCOME THIS DIFFICULT PROBLEM ISL PROPOSES THE USE OF LONGER WAVELENTHS (1-80 M) WHERE FOLIAGE PENETRATION PROPERTIES ARE IMPROVED. SINCE TARGET IMAGING AT THESE FREQUENCIES IS DUBIOUS, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING WIDEBAND MEASUREMENT OF CROSS SECTIONS AS A KEY TO IDENTIFICATION OF A SPECIFIC SET OF MISSILE LAUNCHERS. SYNTHETIC APERTURN TECHNIQUES AND WIDEBAND WAVEFORMS ARE PROPOSED TO REDUCE THE RADAR RESOLUTION CELL SIZE FOR CLUTTER REJECTION. THE ISL CONCEPT CAN BE DEPLOYED WITH LEAD BOMBERS, PERHAPS SUPPLEMENTED WITH RPV'S, WITH THE RESONANT TARGET RADAR IN A MONOSTATIC OR BISTATIC MODE.

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