DIGITAL BEAM FORMING RADAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5999
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Interspec Inc.
1100 Hector St, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark S Prokop
(215) 834-1511
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TECHNIQUES ARE PROPOSED FOR REDUCING THE COMPUTATIONAL LOADING IN DIGITAL BEAM FORMING RADAR (DBFR). THESE TECHNIQUES INVOLVE REDUCING THE DYNAMIC RANGE OF THE INPUT SIGNAL BY PRE-PROCESSING BEFORE DIGITIZING, THEN CONVERTING THE SIGNAL TO A POLAR COORDINATE REPRESENTATION TO REDUCE PROCESSOR LOADING FOR BEAM-STEERING AND SIGNAL PROCESSING. DYNAMIC RANGE REDUCTION TECHNIQUES ARE EXAMINED WITH REGARD TO RADAR DATA REPRESENTATION AND EFFECT ON RADAR SYSTEMS DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE. RADAR PERFORMANCE IS ANALYZED IN THE PRESENCE OF NOISE, CLUTTER AND EMI. SIGNAL PROCESSING STRUCTURES FOR RADAR ARE EXAMINED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE REDUCED DATA FORMAT AND A PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE IS ILLUSTRATED.

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