Detection and Tracking of Small Boats and Semi-Submersibles in the Littoral

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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


The detection, tracking and identification of targets, and subsequent prosecution is very challenging in dynamic environments, and traditional methodologies rely on an operator to analyze all the available information to identify what is actionable, and subsequently modify asset tasking. The robust, efficient, and reliable classification, identification (i.e., fingerprinting) and tracking techniques being developed here support the maintenance of the operational surface picture by maintain tracks for selected critical targets that undergo long periods of coverage loss and/or are immersed in target dense environments. The proposed effort further matures RDRTec?s Maritime Classification Aids (MCA) and advanced detection and tracking technology in collaboration with Lambda Science Inc?s (LSI) automated and adaptive radar Sensor Resource Manager (SRM) in preparation for integration into the existing Navy Seahawk (MH-60R) and Fire Scout (MQ-8) platform hardware.