Generation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar Waveforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-08-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: F073-063-0870
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-063
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carroll Nunn
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 576-2393
 carroll.nunn@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Mike Syracuse
Title: CFO
Phone: (301) 576-2316
Email: msyracuse@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MIMO is an innovative radar technique that can provide angle and velocity resolution advantages in phased array radars such as OTH systems. TSC plans to: 1) identify the architectural design requirements for signal generation and matched / mismatched filtering, and 2) develop simulations predicting the performance of the proposed system architecture. TSC will investigate the issues pertaining to simultaneously generating and coherently processing a large number of transmitted and received waveforms. TSC’s approach for generating the WFs and mismatched filters is unique and powerful, and has been successfully demonstrated on several different radar programs. We will start by using various candidate WF modulations as seed functions. We will then use our mature search and constrained optimization tools to find the best set of waveforms and mismatched filters for the weighted Doppler tolerance, peak and integrated sidelobe level, resolution degradation and SNR loss, and other criteria. We will also investigate the effects of propagation and hardware (e.g. the antenna, transmitter and receiver) on the performance of the waveforms. In this manner, the user will be able to tailor the WFs to best suit an individual surveillance requirement.

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