Innovative Processing Approaches
Signal processing has three areas of focus:
- Pursue basic research into signal processing techniques that produce new or enhanced intelligence products
- Produce operational processors for imaging and reconnaissance systems
- Develop electronic protection algorithms
Our senior researchers have significant experience in radar imaging systems for both air and space. We have developed a generalized MATLAB-based processor that allows us to investigate new ways of processing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), High Resolution Topographic Information (HRTI), Moving Target Indication (MTI), and a host of other Advanced Geospatial Information (AGI) concepts.
Our innovative processing approaches often enable improved intelligence from existing sensors, or more affordable payload designs for future systems. We developed a concept to detect underground tunnels in a wide-area search mode in response to concerns about border security. We are also working on ways to improve the accuracy of HRTI products from stereo SAR imagery. In an era where the threats change on a regular basis, we’re working to constantly upgrade our nation’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to maintain national security.