Preprocessing Method for Enhanced Aiming and Discrimination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7512
Agency Tracking Number: B123-028-0014
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-028
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Information Technologies Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alireza Shapoury
 Group Leader, Advanced Systems
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the MDA need to improve the performance of bulk filtering against nonthreatening flying objects, POC proposes to develop a new Preprocessing Method for Enhanced Aiming and Discrimination (PreMFEAD). This proposed technology is based on signal conditioning and statistical processing. The innovation in PreMFEAD will enable reliable and fast target acquisition, identification, and aiming, while performing target discrimination of multiple threatening and nonthreatening flying objects. As a result, this technology offers advantages not only in successful interception by rapid discrimination of explosive warheads from chuffing, deployment debris, and electronic countermeasure chaff, but also in increasing situational awareness by sifting nonthreatening clutter primitives out of radar signals, which directly address the MDA requirements. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of PreMFEAD by developing a new radar preprocessing system that is easily adaptable to a wide range of sensors (e.g., infrared) and applying it to simulated data. In Phase II, POC plans to further refine and optimize PreMFEAD to increase the system"s performance margins and demonstrate technology viability in a realistic environment using emulated data sets from multiple sensors. At the end of Phase II, the PreMFEAD system performance will be demonstrated in simulated cluttered and countermeasure combat environments.

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