Development of linear/non-linear radar system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number: A131-018-1041
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-018
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Vadum
601 Hutton St, STE 109, Raleigh, NC, -
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Walker
 Chief Technology Officer
 (919) 341-8241
 aaron.walker@vaduminc.com
Business Contact
 J. Edge
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Email: gary.edge@vaduminc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In this program Vadum will develop a radar system capable of linear and nonlinear detection schemes for electronics detection (E-Det) and a linear Forward Looking Ground Penetrating Radar (FLGPR). The radar designed in this effort will leverage existing Vadum linear and nonlinear radar sensors for detecting electronics associated with RCIEDs and extend this baseline capability with innovation through use of Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) radar techniques. The resulting system will perform new tasks including radar imaging operation for earth surface and shallow sub-surface object detection and beam steering for improved situational awareness of threat locations. When combined with existing E-Det algorithms and low-power waveforms, the proposed radar will significantly advance the state of the art in short range IED detection. The outcome of the Phase 1 program will be a system design based on a theoretical analysis of MIMO radar design, preliminary MIMO measurements, and existing Vadum short-range radars.

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