Simultaneous Circular Imaging and Movement Indication of Targets (SCIMITAR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0292
Agency Tracking Number: F061-219-0261
Amount: $744,818.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-219
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
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
 Steven Jaroszewski
 Principal Staff Engineer
 (203) 268-1249
Business Contact
 Robert Graziano
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (203) 268-1249
Research Institution
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will develop techniques and software to perform persistent surveillance against moving and stationary vehicles, including move-stop-move targets, using the FORESTER radar system when configured to fly a circular flight path around the desired target area. The circular flight path will allow the radar system to continuously illuminate the selected target site. It also maximizes the angular rate about the SAR scene. The high angular rate that is achieved provides the most rapid SAR image formation possible, with almost immediate stationary target detection as vehicles come to a stop. Techniques will also be developed to process the along-track interferometer of FORESTER using SAR imagery. Interferometric operation will enable SAR-GMTI processing to be performed for simultaneous SAR imaging of stationary targets and the detection of moving targets. This combination will enable the FORESTER radar to reliably track vehicles through the problematic move-stop-move scenarios, and will greatly enhance the FORESTER’s operating envelope. No hardware changes will be required to the FORESTER radar to incorporate these capabilities.

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