SAR Tomography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Amount:
$249,495.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HM1582-04-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number:
M031-0026
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIMA03-002
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Richard Carande
VP Engineering / Program
(303) 583-0220
carande@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Paul Bodnar
VP Finance
(303) 583-0225
bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of tomographic SAR imaging is arguably the next big step in the evolution of imaging radar systems. The value of a successful volumetric imaging system to the US Government is clear. While successful demonstrations of volumetric imaging capabilities from various radar platforms have been made recently, there remains significant issues regarding data acquisition, signal processing, and product exploitation. Under this SBIR, Vexcel Corporation proposes to build upon its phase 1 results, and address the data acquisition and signal processing aspects of SAR tomography with an emphasis on linear processing. We will propose a realistic data collection and processing approach that will robustly yield accurate and valuable volumetric SAR imagery for NGA's utility. Approaches will be demonstrated using real data over a large range of radar wavelengths.

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