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Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86493
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-046-0205
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BKF Systems
2380 Emerick Rd. Cle Elum, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Track Correlation / Sensor Netting
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0072
Award Amount: $99,922.00
 

Abstract:

Detection, tracking, and identification of ballistic missiles can benefit significantly from improved correlation of the tracks and detections. Track and detections are coming from the optical sensors and the radar sensors for further fusion of data into the single picture of the situation. However, available association methods are not nearly robust enough. Several radar, EO, and IR sensor characteristics reduce the ability to match tracks correctly. Range and azimuth resolution, scale distortion, relief displacement (foreshortening and layover), and sensor shadow are among them. The objective of this proposal is to develop advanced, innovative, robust, real-time algorithms and software for the integration of passive or active EO sensor tracks or detections with radar generated tracks or detections. The solution will use metric data and features, provide a measure of confidence, identify clusters of tracks when objects are indistinguishable, and can be implemented in a centralized or distributed architecture. The main novelty of the proposed EAD algorithm is in the use of robust and affine invariant structural relations built on the features for accurate correlation.

Principal Investigator:

Boris Kovalerchuk
Principal Investigator
5098572500
bkf1@BKFSystems.com

Business Contact:

Boris Kovalerchuk
President
5098572500
bkf1@BKFSystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BKF SYSTEMS
2380 Emerick Rd. Cle Elum, WA 98922

EIN/Tax ID: 205722155
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No