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Real-Time Active Sensor Target Scene Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0197
Agency Tracking Number: F071-159-0062
Amount: $99,489.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-159
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-04-16
Small Business Information
10855 Business Center Dr., Bldg. A
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
DUNS: 173255688
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Adams
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 898-8200
Business Contact
 Christopher Lewis
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (714) 898-8200
Research Institution

This proposal describes the approach to be undertaken in the investigation of innovative system architectures, algorithms, and design concepts for the development of a prototype Real-Time Active Sensor Target Scene Generator. The initial objective is the generation of a 2D scene. A developmental path to a 3 D image shall be assessed. Various approaches will be investigated, with a focus on approaches that are consistent with real-world implementations utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide spatially summed point reflections to represent a 2 D image of a typical engagement. The proposed application of Digital RF Memory technology and techniques to the generation of overlapped returns is innovative and cost effective compared to “brute force” implementations employed previously, while successfully modeling what happens naturally when radar illuminates a complex scene. The evolution of developmental sensors to larger bandwidths and frequency agility when using compressed waveforms drives the focus on real-time implementation and wide bandwidth capabilities. The large number of reflection points and the changing geometry due to sensor movement can overwhelm current processor technology. Algorithms suitable for real time geometry calculation (pulse to pulse time frame) implementation will be assessed.

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