Advanced Waveform Design and Signal Processing

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

$1000K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

East West Enterprises, Inc.
555 Sparkman Dr Suite 228
Huntsville, AL 35816
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

A novel signal processing technique, totally comprised in software, was demonstrated in Phase I using a MATLAB based laboratory simulation and target/clutter data provided by the Government. Although Government supplied data was in a form suitable only for partial processing by the new technique, nevertheless, Signal to Clutter Ratio improvements of 7-13 dB were demonstrated depending upon the particular data set utilized. The Phase II objective is to take the technique from a laboratory simulation to a mature prototype system level ready for implementation, testing, and evaluation with a field radar in real time. The objective will be met through a series of technical readiness level developmental steps that are based upon Government established processes. The simulations will be modeled using Government: approved radar models, provided field test data, defined threats, and approved scenarios. All data to be used is to be in a form suitable for full processing by the technique. The end item will be a set of prototype algorithms that can be implemented with a radar system?s signal processor without requiring significant additional processing capability. The anticipated software cost is low and will be suitable for use in most radar systems without or only minimal software changes.