False Alarm Control for Advanced Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,099,930.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-07-C-4135
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-049-0090
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-049
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
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:
James Froh
Radar Systems Engineer
(301) 565-2970
jj.froh@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Michael Syracuse
Vice President
(301) 565-2970
michael.syracuse@tsc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The false alarm issue being extensive and multifaceted, based on both varying environments and radar types, modes, and capabilities, TSC proposes to design (Phase I) and build (Phase II) a prototype of a radar simulation Testbed that will provide for the development of counter false alarm techniques across the entire spectrum of adverse clutter, jamming, and interference environments, and will incorporate a number of proven models and modeling capabilities that evolved at TSC in the past decade. The Testbed evolution will consist of development spirals, the first of which will address issues relevant to near term needs of emerging advanced Navy radars, such as those which are faced with the significant challenge to detect very low observable threats across a wide range of stressing clutter, jamming, and interference environments. Future spirals will allow for insertion of advanced radar concepts and/or technologies, especially in areas such as state-of-the-art array architectures and advanced signal processing. During Phase I, the feasibility of the Testbed concept was successfully demonstrated via the creation of an initial version of the Testbed capable of generating simulated clutter returns for site specific environments, the results of which were shown to coincide with vector shoreline data and terrain features.

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