A Simultaneous Radar-Radiometer Imaging Mode (Radarometer)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41041
Amount: $86,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MILLITECH CORP.
South Deerfield Research Park, South Deerfield, MA, 01373
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doc Ewen
 (413) 665-8551
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Research Institution
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Abstract
The proposed millimeter wave sensor alleviates the data fusion problem by incorporating both active as well as passive operating odes in a single sensor, such that they can be operated either individually, in time sequence, or simultaneously. A unique feature is the use of a common high-speed, mechanically scanned antenna capable of generating active and passive millimeter wave images simultaneously. As the antenna beam is scanned across the scene, the passive and active sensors simultaneously measure the passive antenna temperature and the radar reflectivity associated with each pixel. The passive (radiometric) image of the scene is displayed on a common time base with the active (radar) image of the scene. The antenna scanning geometry is identical for both images. Both are obtained and displayed, frame by frame, in real time on a common time base.

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