Radar Centroid Processing Algorithm with Tracker Feedback

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,958.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0361
Award Id:
75325
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-118-0325
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 271246, Ft. Collins, CO, 80527
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb
Senior Research Scientist
(970) 419-8343
bjslocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact:
Jeff Poore
Vice President / COO
(970) 419-8343
jbpoore@numerica.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In surveillance platforms such as the E-2C and upcoming E-2D, it is essential that the Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar provide a complete track picture of the surveillance region. To maintain continuous tracks throughout the surveillance region, the radar sensor must be able to produce measurements on all targets. Problems occur when there are closely spaced objects (CSOs). Here, the radar signal processor can combine the returns from the targets to produce a single merged measurement. The objective in the proposed research is to develop a new surveillance radar centroid processing algorithm that has an extended merged measurement capability. The algorithm will "parse" the raw range-bearing cell measurements such that object measurements for each target can be generated. The use of tracker feedback enables the processing algorithm to specify the expected number of objects within the combined cluster of measurement primitives. The work will leverage Numerica's prior experience in radar centroid processing and pixel-cluster decomposition research.

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