Dual-Band RF Discrimination Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,965.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00178-04-C-2012
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0038
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA02-027
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Ricciardi
 Senior Antenna Systems En
 (301) 565-2970
 gricciardi@tscwo.com
Business Contact
 James Polk
Title: Vice President, Washingto
Phone: (301) 565-2970
Email: jpolk@tscwo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective is to demonstrate that the fusing of extracted Ballistic Missile (BM) threat feature data from S- and X-Band radar observations improves the probability of correctly identifying the lethal object, compared to using data from either an S- or X-Band radar alone. This effort will make use of synthetic and measured high-fidelity S- and X-Band polarimetric signature data for threat-representative major objects in a BM complex. RF discrimination algorithms will be developed to exploit variations in threat-representative object RF signature phenomenology at S- and X-Bands that were identified in Phase I as differentiating features. These differentiating features include: 1) distinguishing between objects with and without a penetrable material coating, 2) distinguishing between conically and cylindrically shaped objects, and 3) inferring object motion from specular flash observations.

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