Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N00178-04-C-3091
Agency Tracking Number: B041-049-1696
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-049
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
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HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Sullivan
 Vice President
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
Toyon Research Corporation and Lockheed-Martin propose to develop discrimination algorithms that process any number of measurements from X-band and/or S-band radars to discriminate countermeasures and other objects from reentry vehicles (RVs). Our approach makes use of statistical models that have been developed for the effective classification of ground targets and aircraft using high-range-resolution radar profiles of the targets. Using this framework, we will develop new models that are trained using X-band and S-band signatures of RVs and other objects. We will also develop fusion algorithms that can combine evidence from multiple measurements from either radar to arrive at effective discrimination decisions. To develop prototype algorithms in Phase I, we will use data that is available from the government, at Lockheed-Martin, or at Toyon. We will process a simple dataset and train our discrimination algorithms. We will evaluate the algorithms using a sequestered set of the data to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. The evaluation will include a quantitative estimate of our performance given varying numbers of measurements from each radar type. If the algorithms show promise, we will plan for a Phase II effort.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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