Novel Characterization and Measurement of Radar Ground Clutter for Modeling and Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number: A062-025-0729
Amount: $69,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-025
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
7501 South Memorial Parkway, Suite 106, HUNTSVILLE, AL, 35802
DUNS: 118044056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shane McFarlin
 Principal Engineer
 (256) 876-5088
 shane.mcfarlin@us.army.mil
Business Contact
 Dwight McPherson
Title: President
Phone: (256) 876-4205
Email: dmcpherson@simtechinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Efficient and cost-effective technologies are required to support radar ground clutter characterizations for weapon system simulations. Current methods for clutter measurement are often limited in diversity of look angle, frequency band, and spatial location. In order to address such limitations, SimTech proposes to develop laboratory techniques with scale model technologies to generate representative full-scale clutter statistics for real-world scenes. Clutter scenes will emulate basic first order backscatter statistics as well as second order spatial statistics. Phase I efforts will demonstrate this capability with a well known terrain environment. Measurements data will be collected on physical scale models and validated against airborne SAR measurements during Phase I research.

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