MIMO Radar Clutter Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1385
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T14-0043
Amount: $99,608.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT14
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
685 Busch Garden Dr., Pasadena, CA, -
DUNS: 046409533
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Elling
 Scientist
 (626) 441-2782
 tim.elling@mathsys.net
Business Contact
 Marta Kahl
Title: President
Phone: (626) 818-8642
Email: marta.kahl@mathsys.net
Research Institution
 Kansas State University
 Paul R Lowe
 2 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS, 66506-1103
 (785) 532-6804
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: We propose development of an efficient physics-based computational capability for simulation of complex MIMO-radar clutter, with applicability to single- and multi-platform transmitter-receiver systems, which accounts accurately, on the basis of Maxwell's equations, for all relevant multi-path propagation and scattering effects. Our effort will enable simulation of scattering by realistic environmental clutter sources (arising from topography, vegetation, urban areas, etc.), for arbitrarily prescribed waveforms (thus enabling optimization of the detection performance of MIMO radars), while accounting for multiple-scattering from carriers (aircraft or other vehicles), complex targets (vehicles, missiles, etc.) and Doppler effects. BENEFIT: Our effort seeks to provide a software solution for users of simulation tools for which the limitations implicit in existing solvers represent a significant handicap. These include the military, (Navy, Air Force, and Army) as well as commercial concerns (air-framers, space research agencies, remote sensing and medical imaging developers, etc). Thus, there is a significant market for the proposed improved innovative solutions in high-tech industry, and in pursuing the present project MathSys Inc. seeks to cater to that need. Our connections with DoD and industrial scientists, as described below, form the basis of our overall commercialization strategy.

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