LOW RCS TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,901.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15246
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spectra Research Inc
P0 Box 495, Dayton, OH, 45459
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Zidek
Principal Investigator
(513) 435-4184
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECT OF THIS PHASE I ACTIVITY WILL BE TO IDENTIFY THOSE ROBUST SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH ARE DIFFICULT TO SUPPRESS THAT MAY BE PRESENT IN A NUMBER OF ADVERSARIAL RESOURCES. A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THEIR RELATIVE VALUE AND THE INFORMATION THAT THEY PROVIDE WILL BE DETERMINED AND RANKED TO IDENTIFY THOSE FACTORSWHICH CAN LEAD TO A ROBUST SENSOR DESIGN. THE APPROACH WILL EMPLOY AN N-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THESE VARIOUS INPUTS TO DETERMINE THE ALGORITHIMS THAT CAN BE BEST USED FOR COMBINING THESE CHARACTERISTICS AND IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE REACTION MODES. FROM THIS ANALYSIS A BREADBOARD SENSOR DESIGN WILL BE CONFIGURED. THIS ACTIVITY IS A KEY INITIATIVE INFUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR STEALTHY BATTLEFIELD OPERATION AS NUMEROUS USCAPABILITIES ARE UNDOUBTEDLY BEING DEVELOPED. SENSOR DEVELOPMENTS FOR PHASE II ARE ANTICIPATED TO UTILIZE OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT TO DEVELOP A BREADBOARD TO INVESTIGATE SPECIFIC TARGET SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY BE EXPLOITED BY THE SENSOR DESIGN. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLCIATIONS - THIS ACTIVITY IS A KEY INITIATIVEIN FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR STEALTHY BATTLEFIELD OPERATION AS NUMEROUSUS CAPABILITIES ARE UNDOUBTEDLY BEING DEVELOPED. SENSOR DEVELOPMENTSFOR PHASE II ARE ANTICIPATED TO UTILIZE OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT TO DEVELOP A BREADBOARD TO INVESTIGATE SPECIFIC TARGET SIGNATURE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY BE EXPLOITED BY THE SENSOR DESIGN.

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