Space-Time Adaptive Processing for TBM Detection by Ship-Based Phased Array Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,953.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0220
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0648
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
6370 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 101, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960756138
Principal Investigator:
Katsumi Ohnishi
Principal Engineer
(703) 448-1116
kohnishi@islinc.com
Business Contact:
J. Doss Halsey
Vice President
(703) 448-1116
halsey@islinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Detecting tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs) in boost phase presents a significant technical challenge for a Navy ship-based radar operating in a littoral environment. In addition to mitigating land clutter, the radar will have to cope with terrainscattered interference or hot clutter generated by jamming signals. Traditional sidelobe blankers and sidelobe cancellation techniques provide some immunity to sidelobe jammers; however, they are ineffective against mainlobe interference. Since hot cluttercan potentially provide mainlobe interference over a wide range of angles, alternate techniques are needed to address this question. Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) offers a high potential to mitigate both cold and hot clutter; however more effortsare needed to implement practical STAP in a Navy ship-based radar.The objective of this program is to develop a practical STAP algorithms for a Navy ship-based radar operating in littoral environment to detect TBMs in boost phase by combining the high potential of STAP algorithms in mitigating cold and hot clutter, andthe efficiency and computational simplicity of traditional algorithms. The approach and attendant algorithms/software developed under this SBIR have obvious application to U.S. Navy ship-based electronically steered radars in environments of significantinterference due to clutter/jamming. ISL?s initial commercialization strategy will be to obtain BMDO/Navy sponsorship for the

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