A PROPOSAL TO EVALUATE CAPABILITIES OF SOVIET PASSIVE SENSOR ARRAY DESIGNS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6642
Amount: $49,819.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Weidlinger Associates
620 Hansen Wy - Ste 100, Palo Alto, CA, 94304
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GREGORY L WOJCIK
 (415) 857-0960
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Abstract
THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO USE ARRAY PROCESSING TECHNIQUES IN CONJUNCTION WITH SEISMO-ACOUSTIC WAVE MODELING TO EVALUATE THE ABILITY TO LANDBASED PASSIVE SENSOR ARRAYS TO LOCATE MULTIPLE SOURCES IN THE PRESENCE OF BACKGROUND NOISE, COMPLEX SIGNAL TRAVEL PATHS, AND MULTIPLE WAVE TYPES AND POLARIZATIONS. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO DESIGN AND NUMERICALLY QUALIFY SENSOR ARRAYS THAT MINIMIZE DETECTION THRESHOLD AND MAXIMIZE DISCRIMINATION ON A VARIABLE NUMBER OF STATIONARY OR MOVING SOURCES. THE SECOND PURPOSE IS TO EVALUATE CAPABILITIES OF OBSERVED SEISMIC AND ACOUSTIC SOVIET ARRAYS GIVEN THEIR GEOMETRY, PROBABLE INSTRUMENTATION, AND DESIGN SOURCE TYPE. RECENT ADVANCES IN GENERAL ARRAY PROCESSING ALGORITHMS YIELD NEW, ROBUST METHODS CAPABLE OF INCLUDING MULTIPLE SOURCES, ARBITRARY ARRAY GEOMETRIES, AND DIFFERENT POLARIZATIONS, ALL FROM A UNIFIED MATHERMATICAL BASIS. IN ADDITION, MODERN ACOUSTIC AND SEISMIC WAVE SOLVERS PROVIDE PRACTICAL NUMERICAL TOOLS FOR SIMULATING WAVE PROPAGATION IN THE GEOPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. TOGETHER, ARRAY PROCESSING AND WAVE SIMULATION TECHNIQUES ARE PRECISELY THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE SEISMO-ACOUSTIC ARRAYS. THE OUTCOME OF THIS RESEARCH WILL BE AN EVALUATION OF ARRAY EFFECTIVENESS FOR A VARYING NUMBER OF SEPARATED MULTIPLE SOURCES, DETECTION POWER REQUIREMENTS, AND RELIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS.

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