THE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF RANDOME DEPOLARIZATION ON POLARIMETRIC PROCESSED SEEKER PERFORMANCE INCLUDING CORRUPTION OF THE PROCESSED DATA WHEREIN THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE TARGET DISCRIMINATION AND/OR CLASSIFICATION IS REDUCED.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4153
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Millimeter Wave Technology Inc
1395 Marietta Pkwy - Bldg 700, Marietta, GA, 30067
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DENNIS J KOZAKOFF
 (404) 425-9382
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF RANDOME DEPOLARIZATION ON POLARIMETRIC PROCESSED SEEKER PERFORMANCE INCLUDING CORRUPTION OF THE PROCESSED DATA WHEREIN THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE TARGET DISCRIMINATION AND/OR CLASSIFICATION IS REDUCED. IF THE SYSTEM USES MONOPULSE TRACKING, A SECONDARY IMPLICATION OF RADOME POLARIZATION IS AN INCREASED SYSTEM VULNERABILITY TO NULL JAMMER-TYPE COUNTERMEASURES. THIS RESEARCH WILL CONSOLIDATE THREE EXISTING MWT RADOME CODES: 1) RADOME TRANSMISSION CODE (RACEP), 2) POLARIMETRIC SEEKER MODEL (RADSYM), AND 3) FFT PROCESSOR CODE (FFT). MWT PROPOSES TO EXERCISE THESE CODES TO INVESTIGATE FFTPROCESSED POLARIMETRIC THEORETICAL TARGET RETURNS (SPECTRA) UNDER VARIOUS RADOME CONDITIONS (WALL CONSTRUCTION, WALL ORDER AND SHAPE). THEN, USING FREQUENCY AGILE DATA AVAILABLE FROM THE EGLIN AFB TABILS DATA BANK, MWT WILL INVESTIGATE THE ACTURAL IMPACT OF RADOME DEPOLARIZATION ON RADAR PROCESSED DATA OF TARGETS INCLUDING CLUTTER CONDITIONS.

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