SPACE-TIME ADAPTIVE PROCESSING IN BISTATIC AIRBORNE RADARS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17970
Amount: $49,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
216 Pico Boulevard, Suite 8, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Lawrence E. Brennan
 (205) 981-2208
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MONOSTATIC RADAR SYSTEMS USING SPACE-TIME ADAPTIVE PROCESING (STAP) HAVE BEEN SIMULATED IN DETAIL AND SHOWN TO PROVIDE LARGE IMPROVEMENTS IN MOVING TARGET DETECTION. AND TRACKING CAPABILITY. THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL APPLY STAP TECHNOLOGY TO BISTATIC RADARS WITH AIRBORNE RECEIVERS AND AIRBORNE OR STATIONARY TRANSMITTERS. CANCELLATION OF CLUTTER IN A BISTATIC RADAR IS COMPLICATED BY THE RAPIDLY VARYING SPATIAL DESTRIBUTION OF CLUTTER DOPPLER FREQUENCY. BISTATIC STAP RADAR WILL BE SIMULATED IN DETAIL HAS IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES - THE RADIATION FROM EITHER FRIENDLY OR ENEMY RADARS CAN BE USED AS TARGET ILLUMINATION, THE RECEIVING SYSTEM CAN BE CARRIED ON A DRONE OR LOW PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT, AND THE BISTATIC RECEIVER IS SILENT AVOIDING WARNING AND ARM ATTACK. WHILE STAP REQUIRES CONSIDERABLY MORE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING THAN CONVENTIONAL RADAR, DIGITAL PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY IS IMPROVING RAPIDLY.

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