2004 IEEE Radar Conference

Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding System Capabilities

 April 26-29, 2004 Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Session 8.1
STAP for radar

Allan O. Steinhardt - Booz Allen Hamilton, Joseph R. Guerci - DARPA/SPO

Wed, 28 April 2004, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM


This paper presents a survey of the challenges associated with STAP applied to real world radar problems. We then discuss solutions that have proved viable and why, and provide hints at what may be in store in the future. A primary contention is that better physical insight is the key to better STAP. We appear to have nearly exhausted the benefit of theoretical refinements on existing elegant, though inadequate mathematical statistical models.


Dr. Allan O. Steinhardt - Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Steinhardt is an authority on radar systems, and signal processing, with experience in other remote sensing technologies. Employment: ?2003-Present: Director, Sensor Systems, AlphaTech Inc. ?2000-2003: Chief Scientist for Signal Processing Systems, DARPA ?1998-2000 Chief Scientist, for Discoverer II. ?1996-1998: Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA ?1984-1987, 1993-1996 Technical staff, Lincoln Laboratory ?1987-1993, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cornell Awards: ?2003 Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, for contributions to space based radar while at DARPA ?1998 Outstanding Achievement Award, the United States Office of the Secretary of Defense (For ASW) ?1990 Best Professor Award, the Cornell student chapter of the IEEE (For a Digital Signal Processing course) ?1986 Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society (For ?On the Autocorrelation of Finite Length Sequences?) Education: ?PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1983, University of Colorado, Boulder Thesis: ?An Optimization Theoretic Framework for Spectral Estimation? ?MS, Electrical Engineering, 1981, University of Colorado, Boulder ?BA, Mathematics, 1980, University of Colorado, Boulder Publications: ?Co-editor, with Simon Haykin, of Adaptive Radar Detection and Estimation (NY: Wiley, 1992.) ?uthor of about 120 journal articles and conference proceedings (IEEE, SIAM, SPIE).

Dr. Joseph R. Guerci - DARPA/SPO

EDUCATION ? BS Engineering Science (Highest Honors), The City University of New York (CUNY), Staten Island, New York, January 1984. ? MSEE, System Engineering, Polytechnic University, New York, January 1989. ? PhDEE, System Engineering, Polytechnic University, New York, January 1992. EXPERIENCE ? Deputy Director, Special Projects Office, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Arlington, Virginia (1999-present) ? Chief Scientist, Adaptive Signal Exploitation (ASE) Branch, Air Defense Technology Division, Science Applications International Corp., Arlington, Virginia (1997-1999) ? Senior Research Scientist & Signal Processing Lab Head, Research & Technology Development Center, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, New York. (1984-1997) ? Adjunct Professor, The City University of New York, (January 1989 to June 1994) ? Adjunct Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Albert Nerken School of Engineering (January 1992 to June 1994) ? Adjunct Professor, Polytechnic University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, (Jan. ?96 to Jan. ?97) ? Visiting Sr. Research Scientist, Polytechnic University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, (January 1996 - present) ? Adjunct Professor,Virginia Tech, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, (May 1999 - present) ? He is the author of the book ?Space Time Adaptive Processing for Radar? (Artech House, 2003) that is based on a popular course he has taught in academia, government and industry.

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