Advanced Magnetic Signal Processing for Littoral Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Using an Inboard Magnetometer System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0262
Agency Tracking Number: N071-030-1328
Amount: $149,831.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-030
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1810 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 116, Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: 144948056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas D McGregor
 Chief Scientist
 (972) 690-0099
 doug_mcgregor@polatomic.com
Business Contact
 Robert Slocum
Title: Chairmas
Phone: (972) 690-0099
Email: bob_slocum@polatomic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes the development of a conceptual design for Matched-field Gradiometer Processing (MGP) for ASW, an advanced processing approach capable of taking advantage of recent and pending advances in ultra high-sensitivity scalar laser magnetometer development for airborne and undersea ASW. This matched-field approach to magnetic gradiometer processing for magnetic anomaly detection in ASW systems will provide unprecedented precision in magnetic noise reduction, detection, target parameter extraction, localization, and prosecution/tracking. Under this SBIR project, the processing of magnetic sensor data will be defined to provide target information and identification never before accomplished in real-time operation. Advanced noise reduction methodology will be developed to improve and enhance detection and localization of sea and land targets. Under this Phase I Project, the feasibility of implementing this advanced algorithm for operational use in Phase II will be established.

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