Clutter Mitigation Techniques for Ground-Based, Ground Moving Target Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-H205
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4339
Amount: $375,686.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-073
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, -
DUNS: 149785201
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Stagliano
 Senior Scientist
 (678) 384-3413
 jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact
 Susan Dugas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (678) 384-3401
Email: contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to expand upon the results from the Phase I effort by continuing to improve upon the basic suite of algorithms that will mitigate clutter for ground based radars detecting ground moving targets and by integrating the clutter mitigation algorithms into an existing radar currently being used in anti-personnel missions. PRA will utilize data collected by the Army Research Laboratory Compact Radar to design and analyze clutter identification algorithms that utilize signal statistics in a rule-based algorithm to distinguish between clutter and target returns. The Phase II PRA algorithm approach will essentially identify salient statistical features that separate targets from clutter and a functional methodology that implements these features. The primary focus for Phase II will be integration and test of the PRA clutter mitigation and identification algorithms. PRA will team with ICx Technologies, Inc. and integrate the clutter mitigation and identification capability into the ICx STS-4400 Radar and demonstrate the improved performance in a live demonstration in Phase II. PRA believes that the collaboration with ICx will produce a cost-effective radar that is capable of both high range and Doppler resolution for enhanced clutter mitigation and identification using the PRA algorithm suite.

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