Radar Detection and Discrimination of Small Maritime Targets at High Altitude and Grazing Angle

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0272
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-006-0199
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
LAMBDA SCIENCE, INC.
P.O. Box 238, Wayne, PA, 19087
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
946893658
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Teti, Jr.
Chief Scientist
(610) 581-7940
jgteti@lamsci.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Teti, Sr.
Vice President
(610) 581-7940
jteti@lamsci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Lambda Science's approach to radar detection and discrimination of small targets in high-altitude sea clutter is to utilize improved multi-scan processing algorithms that incorporate feature-aided multiple hypothesis tracking and real-time clutter modeling. A sophisticated multi-target track (MTT) picture, using interacting multiple model filtering, is augmented with extracted target features and sea-clutter predictions. In this way, candidate tracks are discriminated based on consistency with extracted features and predicted clutter in addition to track consistency. We call it "MTT&D instead of detect". Probabilistic data association is used to reduce complexity for near real-time operation.

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