Radar Periscope Detection using Likelihood Ratio Detection and Tracking - MP 120-07

Period of Performance: 03/13/2008 - 10/29/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Metron, Inc.
1818 Library Street Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190
Principal Investigator


Based on a version of the Likelihood Ratio Detector and Tracker (LRDT) periscope detection system developed for ONR s Uncluttered Tactical Picture program, Metron proposes to develop a PDR LRDT that will provide substantially improved detection performance compared to the ARPDD Slow Target Automatic Detector (STAD) used in CVN PDR. PDR LRDT will form real time estimates of clutter statistics to use in its measurement likelihood functions and will provide a clutter reduction system for the CVN PDR system. PDR LRDT will also be designed to provide automatic detection and alerts for swarms of small boats approaching a CVN.