Innovative MM-SAR Exploitation Tools Using CCD, NCCD, and DI

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-6957
Agency Tracking Number: F083-014-2673
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Carl Frost
 Senior Research Engineer
 (781) 933-5355
 Carl.Frost@ssci.com
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: contracts@ssci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
1.1 There is significant interest in the application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) coherent change detection (CCD), non-coherent change detection (NCCD), and dynamic imaging (DI) modes to support image analysts in their exploitation of SAR imagery. Military and nonmilitary applications of these technologies include the persistent surveillance of urban areas, terrain characterization, 3-D imaging of building complexes and other numerous forensic applications. But the  non-literal nature of SAR imagery has kept it from being utilized to its fullest capabilities, and there is a need to develop innovative methods to effectively utilize these SAR imaging modes in the overall exploitation process. SSCI proposes to perform research necessary to the development of new, significantly enhanced exploitation tools that most effectively use these SAR modes in synergistic fashion, combining the modes in a way that takes advantage of the strengths of each mode while minimizing the effects of their respective weaknesses. BENEFIT: In this SBIR project, SSCI will develop a toolkit for image exploitation using multi-modal SAR.  A robust and feature-rich toolkit will accelerate the adoption and fielding of these SAR systems.  The commercialization applications of this research range from ground-based radar to airborne and unmanned aircraft systems.

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