Sar-based Srt Discrimination

Period of Performance: 03/15/1988 - 08/28/1990

$484K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Rekenthaler Technology Assoc. Corp.
3400 Jennings Chapel Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
Principal Investigator

Abstract

IN THIS PHASE II SBIR CONTRACT, THE ANALYTICAL STRUCTURE AND IMAGE PROCESSING PIPELINE DEVELOPED UNDER PHASE I WILL BE EXPLOITED FOR SAR-BASED SRT DISCRIMINATION. THREE PRIMARY TASKS ARE ADDRESSED. FIRST, A VARIETY OF STANDARD AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS WILL BE EVALUATED USING SEVERAL TEST DATA SETS. SECOND, AN OPTIMAL PROCESSING ALGORITHM, MODEL-BASED, AND USING A UNIQUE MEDIAL AXIS GENERATION TECHNOLOGY, IS TO BE DEVELOPED AND DEMONSTRATED. THIRD, THE SYNERGISTIC APPLICATION OF A VHSIC FOCAL PLANE PROCESSING CHIP WILL BE DEMONSTRATED, IN CONCERT WITH THE MEDIAL AXIS SOFTWARE. THE HARDWARE/SOFTWARE COMBINATION RESULTS IN AN "ADATIVE SENSOR-PROCESSOR" IDEALLY SUITED TO FLEXIBLE, ONBOARD TARGET DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION.