Accession Number : ADA329523

Title :   Proceedings of the Adaptive Sensor Array Processing (ASAP) Workshop 12-14 March 1997. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : O'Donovan, G. M.

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Report Date : 25 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 670

Abstract : The 1997 Adaptive Sensor Array Processing Workshop focuses on the synergism between the sonar and radar ASAP communities in order to encourage future efforts in this direction, Although sonar was included in the first and third ASAP workshops, ASAP has traditionally concentrated on radar core topics include airborne radar testbed systems, space time adaptive processing, multipath jamming mitigation, theoretical limits in detection and estimation, and processor architectures. Parallel issues are likewise found in sonar, and both communities have developed adaptive techniques to reduce sensor vulnerability to undesired interference. The similarities between these two fields arise from the common technique of receiving energy on a sensor array, but different missions and propagation environments lead to different signal processing challenges. For airborne early warning (AEW) radar, real time demands and free space speed of light propagation generally lead to narrowband processing at high data processing throughput. For shallow water anti-submarine warfare (ASW), the inhomogeneous, dispersive, and attenuation properties of underwater acoustic environments typically require broadband processing at low frequencies, often times with unknown environmental characteristics.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *SYMPOSIA, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE SONAR, ALGORITHMS, REAL TIME, BISTATIC SONAR, MONOSTATIC RADAR, RADAR CLUTTER, RADAR JAMMING, BANDWIDTH, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, SEARCH RADAR, BISTATIC RADAR, SEARCH SONAR, AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING.

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE