LOW RCS TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING SENSOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15246
Amount: $49,901.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research Inc
P0 Box 495, Dayton, OH, 45459
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Zidek
 Principal Investigator
 (513) 435-4184
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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