Multi-input Multi-output Synthetic Aperture Radar with Collocated Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$320,775.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0038
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5036
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10a-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
151209723
Principal Investigator:
Howard Mendelson
Principle Scientist
(703) 460-5882
howard.mendelson@tridsys.com
Business Contact:
Bonnie Edwards
Executive V.P.&Managing Director
(703) 691-7794
bonnie@tridsys.com
Research Institution:
University of Florida
Roslyn Heath
339 Weil Hall P.O. Box 116550
Gainsville, FL, 32611-6550
(352) 392-9448
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The enormous effort devoted to the data acquisition, signal processing, and automatic recognition of stationary targets has resulted in a generation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems that are meeting the challenge of real-world conditions. However, in a practical battlefield, moving targets may pose a more severe threat than stationary targets. Many high value targets are only vulnerable while they are traveling and are generally invisible while in deep hide. Unfortunately, the attention paid to the ground moving target indication (GMTI) has been limited by the enormous challenges of acquiring and reliably processing the target location and target signatures. Multi-input multi-output (MIMO) radar is beginning to attract a significant amount of attention due to its potential of advancing the state-of-the-art of modern radar. Our Phase I effort established the feasibility of an implementable prototype system. The emphasis of this effort is focused on developing a prototype system based on a synergistic MIMO SAR and GMTI design. Herein we propose the design and demonstration of a proof-of-concept MIMO SAR system with collocated antennas for area surveillance, particularly to support urban operations with dynamic complex terrains and potentially moving small targets. The intended platforms are low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles.

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