Clutter Mitigation Techniques for Ground-Based, Gr

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-C202
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-073-1494
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-073
Small Business Information
Propagation Research Associates
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator
 James Stagliano
 Senior Scientist
 (678) 384-3413
 jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact
 Susan Dugas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (678) 384-3401
Email: contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to develop a basic suite of algorithms that will mitigate clutter for ground based radars detecting ground moving targets. PRA will utilize data collected by the Army Research Laboratory Compact Radar (ARL-CR) to design and analyze clutter mitigation algorithms. PRA will develop algorithms that utilize signal statistics in a rule-based algorithm to distinguish between clutter and target returns. The PRA algorithm approach will essentially identify salient statistical features that separate targets from clutter and a functional methodology that implements these features. In Phase I, PRA proposes to develop a feature space for identifying clutter using the statistical measures from which rules are generated for Bayesian or rule-based classification schemes. In particular, PRA will focus upon the urban, suburban, and roadway tunnel structured clutter regimes rather than the classical statistical (foliage) clutter scenarios. In Phase I Option, PRA will develop test plans for Phase II and recommend any required signal processor upgrades necessary to implement and assess the Phase I algorithms. In Phase II, the Phase I both structured and statistical clutter mitigation algorithms will be implemented in the ARL-CR and radar tests will be conducted that demonstrate clutter/target identification and mitigation.

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