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Multimodal Synthetic Aperture Radar (MM-SAR) Exploitation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-6955
Agency Tracking Number: F083-014-0677
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-03-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-01-25
Small Business Information
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mike Smith
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 489-3831
Business Contact
 Jennifer Nay
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (256) 489-8584
Research Institution

This topic will address the need to increase the image analyst''''s ability to compare SAR images of a common scene taken at different times, also known as change detection.  Within this study pixel level (coherent) and aggregate level (non-coherent) change detection methods will define two dimensions of a trade space to quantify the means and methods needed to enhance AF change detection abilities.  In addition to the change detection methods a third dimension of the trade space will be the use of sub-aperture processing for the purpose of reveling otherwise obstructed targets which will complement one or both change detection methods. BENEFIT: The successful fielding of this technology will reduce Intel production timelines through semi-automated image cueing processes.  Attention focusing filters will motivate Image analyst to concentrate on areas of suspected interest, thus allowing greater amounts of image data to be exploited.  This program will also reduce false positive by cross cueing different exploitation methods thus allowing independent correlation from different methods.

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