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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-025-0729
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7501 South Memorial Parkway, Suite 106, HUNTSVILLE, AL, 35802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118044056
Principal Investigator:
Shane McFarlin
Principal Engineer
(256) 876-5088
shane.mcfarlin@us.army.mil
Business Contact:
Dwight McPherson
President
(256) 876-4205
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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