New Radar Exploitation Methods for Combat Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-1643
Agency Tracking Number: F131-130-1837
Amount: $149,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-130
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
5050 Section Avenue, Suite 110, Cincinnati, OH, -
DUNS: 964730451
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Nolan
 Chief Technology Officer
 (513) 631-0579
 adam.nolan@etegent.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Shelley
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Email: stuart.shelley@etegent.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Database sustainability is a fundamental challenge for supporting assisted and automatic target recognition algorithms. We propose a new approach to SAR/HRR exploitation algorithms that emphasizes simple, well-understood target morphology and the corresponding scattering physics generated by this morphology. This approach trades the potentially superior, but vastly more costly approach of large high fidelity training sets for simplistic models which capture key salient scattering phenomenology. BENEFIT: Key benefits include, 1) reduced cost to implement HRR and SAR exploitation algorithms and 2) databases that can be readily updated in the field to include additional target knowledge. Commercialization opportunities for this work exist in the areas of data mining, face recognition, sensor fusion and semantic representations of sensor data.

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