Common High Resolution Modularized Millimeter Wave (MMW) Scene Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R046
Agency Tracking Number: A012-0590
Amount: $714,102.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DUNS: 118044056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Olson
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 876-4204
Business Contact
 Dwight McPherson
Title: President
Phone: (256) 876-4204
Research Institution
Simulation and test of SAR imaging modes for next-generation tactical missile MMW seekers and airborne RF sensor platforms will place extraordinary demands on currently available computing systems and RF scene simulation software. The computing problem isprimarily that of generating independent phase and frequency modulations representing a population of RF scattering center numbering in the range of a million. These independent modulation must be recalculated for each RF pulse issuing from the seeker orsensor platform.If response to the anticipated demand for practical methods and systems of computation of simulated SAR-fidelity RF background signatures, we propose a new algorithm for performing the computations. Since the algorithm contains at its core a regular,pipelineable sub-process consisting of Fast Fourier Transforms, we also propose to design an attached special function processor in which the FFT sub-process is accelerated.The ultimate goal for this research is to develop a capability for real-time generation of SAR-fidelity RF scene simulation signals.The products developed in this research will provide the capability to the DoD and scientific community to efficiently develop algorithms for man-made radar object recognition using SAR data. The SAR scene generation tools developed here will enable rapidsimulation testing of algorithm variants for a wide variety of SAR scenes. The SAR signal computation system design developed here will provide a real-time simulation capability not currently available.

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