Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0103
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1639
Amount: $69,583.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9310A Old Keene Mill Road, Burke, VA, 22015
DUNS: 017394219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Trizna
 Chief Scientist
 (703) 593-8054
 triznad@erols.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Trizna
Title: President
Phone: (703) 593-8054
Email: triznad@erols.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose demonstration of a bistatic HF radar to map vector currents, current shear, and wind vector fields using a multiple-frequency bistatic HF radar capability currently under development. The proposal leverages on our ongoing work in bistatic HFdigital transceiver development for Office of Naval Research, our development of a ship RCS measurement radar for ONR/ NSWC on the west coast, and our two-site bistatic experimental site being developed at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The bistatic HFradar would take advantage of the new transceiver's programmable digital frequency switching to cover a range of 3-30 MHz for current shear, and as a bi-product, ship target classification. Bistatic looks offer an enhanced classification and trackingcapability over monostatic. Algorithms recently developed by Vesecky (IGARSS '02) indicate that wind field vector maps can be derived from current shear estimates. We intend to use this algorithm in conjunction with bistatic radar data, requiring only asingle receive antenna array. This program would result in additional capabilities not available on existing commercial HF current mapping radars, at a lower price due to new digital receiver technology. The potential for dual use for ship tracking andclassification provides an inexpensive approach to maritime traffic control, both for civilian and military applications.

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