Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D12PC00149
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0376
Amount: $749,851.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-019
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Mustang Technology Group, L.P.
400 W. Bethany, Suite 110, Allen, TX, -
DUNS: 069871502
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rusty Allred
 Director, Algorithms and
 (972) 396-4432
 rusty@mustangtechnology.com
Business Contact
 Bill Abston
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (469) 675-9413
Email: babston@mustangtechnology.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
During the Phase I program, Mustang engineers collected radar data on dogs, cattle and other animals and compared it to existing human data to find extractable features and begin development of algorithms to discriminate between humans and animals. Phase I resulted in a rudimentary algorithm that can be used to discriminate humans and animals based only on the radar returns. In Phase II we propose to continue the algorithm development in search of increasingly robust algorithms. We will also collect additional animal data for testing. Finally, we will also begin development on moving-platform radar data.

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