Continuous-Look Image-Change SAR Tracking (CLICS-Track)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-1342
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-069-1239
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-069
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
859244204
Principal Investigator:
Robert Weisenseel
Principal Investigator
(781) 933-5355
rweisenseel@ssci.com
Business Contact:
Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
(781) 933-5355
jmiselis@ssci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Successfully detecting, identifying, and tracking vehicles and dismounts through urban environments has emerged as a significant challenge in modern operations, particularly for counter-insurgency efforts. Currently available sensor exploitation technologies are insufficient to reliably track insurgents and their vehicles through urban environments, allowing these threats to strike again. Our troops need persistent wide-area surveillance technology capable of tracking threats through urban areas. Such tracking capability could provide our soldiers with the positive threat identification they need to successfully prosecute anti-insurgent operations. We are proposing to couple vehicle/dismount tracking with continuous, persistent Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging such as that developed for the GOTCHA program. When coupled with near-real-time Change Detection (CD) for urban clutter suppression, the proposed system will provide a new and effective tool for positively identifying and tracking threats through urban environments. With this project, SSCI will bring together the key technologies of real-time SAR CD for urban clutter suppression, moving target focusing, and multi-hypothesis target tracking to put the ability to identify and track urban threats into the hands of the warfighter.

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