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Cognitive Radar for Maritime/Littoral Surveillance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0243
Agency Tracking Number: N182-117-0332
Amount: $736,334.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-117
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-30
Small Business Information
12900 Brookprinter Place, Suite 800
Poway, CA 92064
United States
DUNS: 107928806
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R Guerci
 Principal Investigator/Project Manager
 (858) 373-2702
Business Contact
 Margaret Latchman-Geller
Phone: (858) 373-2717
Research Institution

Modern maritime surveillance radar and RF sensing is facing a growing challenge when operating in contested environments. A plurality of advanced threats and tactics is rendering traditional radar/RF architectures obsolete. Future operations will require far greater flexibility and adaptability to regain the strategic advantage. In this project, a new cognitive maritime surveillance radar (CMR) architecture is being developed that will provide unprecedented flexibility to meet emerging challenges. CMR builds on the pioneering work in cognitive fully adaptive radar (CoFAR) being developed by the Air Force for other operations. A basic introduction to some unclassified elements of CoFAR can be found in the book “Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach, Artech, 2010”. CMR consists of a fully-adaptive (both transmit and receive) radar architecture that implements a “sense-learn-adapt (SLA)” cognition engine that allows for optimized reaction against new threats and scenarios. CMR is designed to dovetail as a block upgrade to the multifunction, multimodal, maritime radar (M3R) architecture being developed in a companion project.

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