Real-time Range/Doppler Migration Mitigation Techniques for Enhanced Moving Target Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A015
Agency Tracking Number: A121-032-0722
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-032
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
2681 SW 103rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
DUNS: 827464368
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luzhou Xu
 Chief Engineer
 (408) 480-9617
Business Contact
 Yahui Zhu
Title: Vice President
Phone: (352) 222-5929
Research Institution
This SBIR project aims to address one of the greatest challenges in the Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) area, i.e., high-speed low-RCS target detection. To tackle this challenge, an innovative moving target detection scheme, including a simple but effective range/Doppler migration mitigation algorithm, is proposed. Our preliminary evaluation indicates that the proposed approach can significantly enhance moving target detection performance via increasing the coherent processing interval (CPI), and is able to automatically resolve the Doppler ambiguity problem. Moreover, the proposed approach has comparable computational complexity to existing moving target detection algorithms. Hence, it can be incorporated into currently fielded or future radar systems without requiring any hardware modifications. In Phase I, we will refine and customize the proposed approach, and will fully evaluate its technical feasibility in terms of effectiveness, robustness, computational complexity, memory requirement, and implementation simplicity using both simulated and SRC field-collected data. In Phase II, we will integrate the proposed algorithm into a hardware radar platform for real-time performance evaluations and demonstration.

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