Mitigation of Radar Clutter Using Algorithmic Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: B073-030-0152
Amount: $99,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-030
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
 Paul D Mountcastle
 Principal Staff Member
 (203) 268-1249
 paul.mountcastle@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Allan Corbeil
Title: Connecticut Operations Manager
Phone: (203) 268-1249
Email: allan.corbeil@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TSC will develop a promising new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers by forming adaptive filters over the fundamental measurement dimensions of radar element, pulse time and wideband frequency. The new generalized formalism will be applied to the problem of Three-Dimensional (3D) radar imaging of the reentry vehicle (RV) or another object in the ballistic missile threat complex that strongly suppresses radar dipole clutter and jammers, using a network of ground-based radars operating at X-band. The generalized STAP algorithm is a novel synthesis of ideas from TSC’s successful 3D radar imaging programs with the principles of adaptive signal processing. TSC will demonstrate the new Generalized STAP signal processing technique for multiple radars operating in a monostatic configuration (multi-monostatic case), and also for a fully coherent geographically distributed constellation of ground based X-band radars of the kind that is conceived for the Next-Generation X-band BMDS radar. In Phase I, TSC will simulate multisensor radar data and develop prototype radar signal processing algorithms that detect and image radar targets in the presence of strong tumbling dipole clutter and jamming.

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