Improved Clutter Management Techniques for High Resolution Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4167
Agency Tracking Number: N073-213-0056
Amount: $3,749,910.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-213
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
3 PHOENIX, INC.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 330, Fairfax, VA, 22033
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dave Oliver
 Principal Engineer
 (703) 956-6480
 dave.oliver@3phoenix.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Liverman
Title: Principal
Phone: (703) 956-6480
Email: andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Under Phase I, the team of 3 Phoenix, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation developed and evaluated technology that can provide a substantial performance improvement to the problem of clutter management for radar periscope detection and discrimination applications. The proposed technology includes algorithms and techniques to perform detection of targets in heavy clutter, algorithms for extracting novel physics-based target features, and classifier technology for discriminating sea spikes from periscopes. Preliminary evaluation of these Phase I techniques on synthetic and limited sea data indicates that they have significant promise for improved clutter rejection and target discrimination. In Phase II we will evaluate prototype algorithm implementations using real radar data to demonstrate the extent to which the novel algorithms will add to the overall performance of a periscope detection radar data processor system.

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