Efficient 3-D Imaging of Vessels for Improved Classification and Persistent Tracking

Period of Performance: 05/05/2014 - 11/10/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Rdrtec, Inc.
3737 Atwell St. Array
Dallas, TX 75209
Principal Investigator


This effort proposes to determine the feasibility of and continue development of innovative 3-D inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging techniques for maritime vessels. Traditionally, 2-D ISAR image frames have been used individually to classify vessels of similar classes with limited success. The knowledge of the 3-D positions of the scatterers on these types of vessels can significantly improved discrimination between them.