Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-002-0225
Amount: $749,938.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T002
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-02-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-10-30
Small Business Information
3737 Atwell St. Suite 208, Dallas, TX, 75209
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 (214) 353-8755
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 353-8755
Email: sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Research Institution
 The John Hopkins University Applied
 David Olin
 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, 20723-6099
 (443) 280-2191
 Nonprofit college or university
RDRTec Inc. and The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) propose to gather data in support of the development of techniques that will enable the efficient and effective detection and tracking of Small Maritime Targets (SMT) at high altitudes. This capability will be incorporated as an upgrade to the currently funded Radar Collision Avoidance System (RACAS) under development by ONR and NAVAIR as a Sense and Avoid (SAA) initiative for transition into the MQ-8. Innovative polarimetric imaging techniques will be addressed that have the potential to significantly improve Small Maritime Target (SMT) detection and classification capabilities.

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