Development of linear/non-linear radar system

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,981.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0109
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-018-1041
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-018
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St, STE 109, Raleigh, NC, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148551653
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Walker
Chief Technology Officer
(919) 341-8241
aaron.walker@vaduminc.com
Business Contact:
J. Edge
Chief Executive Officer
(919) 341-8241
gary.edge@vaduminc.com
Research Institute:
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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