Atmospheric Effects Mitigation and Enhanced Metrics for Improved Radar Tracking and Handover

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0149
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-031-1016
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bock
Senior Research Scientist
(678) 384-3412
robert.bock@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
Susan Dugas
Vice President
(678) 384-3401
contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to continue its Phase I teaming relationship with Lockheed Martin to develop and demonstrate atmospheric effects mitigation metrics and algorithms for improved Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) radar tracking and handover. PRA proposes to further develop the target metrics and processing algorithms that were developed in Phase I by validating the algorithm performance in both a high-fidelity simulation and a data-collection experiment. These metrics use the spatial and temporal correlation to measure relative state parameters and then bootstrap up to absolute parameters. The primary advantage to the PRA proposed solution is that it provides MDA with a cost-effective approach to enhance the existing BMD infrastructure. The PRA solution requires no hardware modifications to current capability but instead will utilize PRA's algorithms to extend current BMD performance. In Phase I, PRA developed target metrics and processing algorithms that utilize its unique atmospheric characterization measurement systems. In Phase II, PRA proposes to validate the radar metrics and processing algorithms using accredited BMD simulations and operational early warning radars and will work with Lockheed Martin in a Phase III effort to implement and test the algorithms into a BMD radar facility.

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