||Navy SBIR FY2014.1|
||Efficient 3-D Imaging of Vessels for Improved Classification and Persistent Tracking|
3737 Atwell St.
Dallas, Texas 75209
||This effort proposes to determine the feasibility of and continue development of innovative 3-D inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging techniques for maritime vessels. Traditionally, 2-D ISAR image frames have been used individually to classify vessels of similar classes with limited success. The knowledge of the 3-D positions of the scatterers on these types of vessels can significantly improved discrimination between them.|
||The anticipated benefit of the developed algorithms that form enhanced 3D images to provide enhanced information need for the war fighter to have heightened awareness of hostile intent of small boats in a dense traffic environment.|