Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,966.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0367
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-002-0091
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T002
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Ave, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator
 Fernando Giannella
 Member of the Senior Staf
 (203) 601-8328
 fernando.giannella@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Lee Moyer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 251-6419
Email: lee.moyer@tsc.com
Research Institution
 Space Dynamics Laboratory
 Scott Anderson
 1695 North Research Park Way
North Logan, UT, 84341-
 (435) 713-3444
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase I the team of TSC and SDL will initiate an effort to collect polarimetric target and clutter signatures, identify polarimetric features and algorithms for detecting and classifying targets, and understanding the sensitivity to target aspect angle, grazing angle and radar resolution. In performing the Phase I program, the team will: 1) identify a robust set of polarimetric decomposition and target classification algorithms for resolving small targets, wake signatures, sea clutter and littoral clutter features, 2) collect X-band small ship and clutter data in the Great Salt Lake area, and 3) initiate the modification (through CDR) of an existing SDL radar for operation at C-band. Under the bridge effort our team will: 1) form target signatures and generate polarimetric features using the database using HRR-D, SAR and ISAR processing, and establish the best target imaging strategies and radar parameters, 2) apply the polarimetric feature extraction and target classification algorithms to the collected radar data and to other databases to optimize their performance and minimize the processing time, 3) order the long-lead items for the C-band radar and initiate the radar modifications, and 4) assess alternative locations for performing Phase II data collections.

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