Innovative Techniques for Interrupted Synthetic Aperture Radar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-1144
Agency Tracking Number: F103-191-1576
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-191
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
2681 SW 103rd Street, Gainesville, FL, -
DUNS: 827464368
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luzhou Xu
 Senior Engineer
 (352) 505-1931
Business Contact
 Yahui Zhu
Title: Vice President
Phone: (352) 222-5929
Research Institution
In the proposed program, we will first perform a detailed investigation of the effects of various temporal and spectral interruptions on SAR image quality and utility. We will then develop innovative interrupted SAR imaging algorithms using the state-of-the-art sparse signal recovery (SSR) techniques, and consider their fast implementation by fully exploiting the SAR data structure. We propose to investigate the algorithms using both synthesized and collected data, and to evaluate their technical feasibility for practical applications in terms of effectiveness, robustness, computational complexity, memory requirement, and implementation simplicities. BENEFIT: The novel approaches we propose to develop have many advantages over existing methods. A successful effort of this program will significantly enhance the Air Force's ability to detect and classify targets and perform surveillance in the presence of an overcrowded spectrum and/or hostile ratio frequency interference. A partial list of these applications includes Counter-Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C-ISR), persistent surveillance missions of UAV, domestic counter-terrorism efforts, boarder security, drug trafficking, ground mapping.

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