Advanced Space Radar Algorithm Suite for Detection, Tracking, and Characterization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-07-M-0104
Agency Tracking Number: F071-282-0987
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-282
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Twisselmann
 Staff Scientist
 (818) 501-2880
 dtwisselmann@arete.com
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 501-2880
Email: charkless@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For the Space Radar system, the ability to detect, track, and characterize targets of interest, whether stationary or moving, is of critical importance. Operational performance and functionality in open ocean, littoral, and ground environments can be significantly enhanced in these areas by developing advanced signal processing techniques that go beyond the current state of the art. Areté Associates possesses a set of such algorithms which, under this proposal, will be brought together to improve detections in Space Radar applications while simultaneously providing for target imaging and characterization. These algorithms have been shown to be the optimal signal processing approach and will enable exploitation of the data on three key radar time scales – fast time (speed of light pulse roundtrip time – translates to range estimation), slow time (intra-CPI pulse-to-pulse separation – translates to line-of-sight Doppler frequency), and very slow time (CPI-to-CPI separation – translates to kinematic motion.)

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