Cognitive Fully Adaptive Radar (CoFAR)

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Guerci Consulting
2509 N Utah St
Arlington, VA 22207
Principal Investigator

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This research is focused on developing a new cognitive fully adaptive radar (CoFAR) architecture that features full adaptivity in both the trasnmit and receive functions, as well as in higher level scheduler and controller functions. Cognition is achieved via a knowledge-aided (KA) supervised sense-learn-adapt (SLA) inference engine employing expert systems and model based reasoning. CoFAR is being applied to very challenging clutter cancellation and advanced electronic protection (EP). BENEFIT: Moder military radars are facing ever increasingly more challenging operating environments from fleeting and elsuive targets embedded in complex backgrounds, to advanced electronic attack (EA). CoFAR is designed to meet and overcome these challenges by having embedded real-time cognitive capabilties.