Sea Multipath for Tracking Radars

Period of Performance: 01/01/1989 - 12/31/1989

$345K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Techno-sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor
Beltsville, MD 20705
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THIS PHASE II PROPOSAL FOLLOWS UP TO THE PHASE I SBIR "SEA MULTIPATH MODELS FOR TRACKING RADARS." THE OBJECT OF THE PHASE I WORK WAS TO DEMONSTRATE THE INTEGRATION A PAIR OF MOVING PLATFORM OVER-WATER MULTIPATH MODELS. THESE MODELS ARE A PHENOMENAL LOGICAL MODEL DEVELOPED AT NRL AND A MEAN FIELD VECTOR SCATTERING MODEL BASED AS ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE SEA SURFACE. THE PHASE II WORK WILL EXPAND THIS IS SECOND-ORDER EFFECTS AND INCLUDE MODELS OF WHITE CAPS AND FREQUENCY AGILITY EFFECTS. CONSIDERED THROUGHOUT THE PHASE II EFFORT IS THE VALIDATION OF THE MODEL AGAINST DATA AND THE DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS TO COLLECT SUCH DATA; PARTICULARLY THE VALIDATION OF MOVING PLATFORM EFFECTS.