DIGITAL BEAM FORMING RADAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5999
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1100 Hector St, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark S Prokop
 (215) 834-1511
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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