Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) For Terrestrial Targets
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Electromagnetic Systems, Inc.
108 Standard St., El Segundo, CA, -
AbstractABSTRACT: During the Phase I effort, Electromagnetic Systems, Inc. (EMSI) completed a full characterization of the feature association utility of our TRL 6 moving ground vehicle ISAR imaging technology. This air-to-ground ISAR technology is derived from our TRL 9 air-to-air ISAR technology. Our air-to-ground moving vehicle ISAR technology reliably produces high-quality, wide dynamic range moving ground vehicle ISARs with minimal impact on sensor area coverage rate. EMSI has demonstrated that that these moving vehicle ISAR images can support feature-aided tracking with extremely high confidence values. The Phase II effort shall integrate moving ground vehicle ISAR feature-aided tracking into a major radar vendor"s operational MHT tracker and thus advance the technology to TRL 8 for ground-based post-processing. A future Phase III effort shall integrate ground vehicle ISAR feature-aided tracking for real-time airborne use in a next generation Air Force ISR radar system such as Dismount Detection Radar (DDR). BENEFIT: EMSI"s moving ground vehicle radar imaging technology has been described as"a key enabler for feature-aided tracking and a game changer for automated target recognition". Air Force transition systems include Dismount Detection Radar (DDR) and other next generation Air Force ISR radar systems. Non DoD transitions opportunities exist in border security applications and drug enforcement activities.
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