The Marine Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System

Period of Performance: 05/29/2016 - 11/29/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.
3179 Main Street Unit 3; PO Box 1092
Barnstable, MA 20630
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) proposes to design and evaluate the Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System. DSOM Radar System is a wide swath sensor for accurate detection and mapping of marine debris and objects in our oceans, coastal waters, inland waters and marine navigation routes. The DSOM Radar System will employ an innovative measurement technique that not only will enable it to detect marine debris and objects over large areas and a broad range of environmental and surface conditions but will be platform agnostic enabling its deployment on land, ship, aerial and even future satellite platforms. This game changing technology will overcome many of the challenges faced by existing systems in order to provide a superior level of performance across all of these platforms and various application spaces with respect to detecting and mapping marine debris and objects. The approach of the Phase I will be to fully develop the problem definition through baseline requirements and then develop a preliminary design that meets these requirements. With a scene generator the end-to-end performance of the design will be vetted for each of the targeted applications.