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Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion for Space Radar Application

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86864
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-029-0704
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black River Systems Company, Inc.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion for Space Radar Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0181
Award Amount: $99,962.00
 

Abstract:

Black River proposes a solution for Space Radar Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion that considers the specific advantages and challenges offered by LEO and MEO constellations. Our approach to this research topic is three-fold in that we will characterize the expected yield of the radar modes given various scenarios, develop a tracking and fusion methodology, and develop a closed loop end-to-end simulation architecture for performance evaluation. The multi-sensor/mode, multi-target tracking and fusion problem is addressed with a fully featured state-vector that consists of kinematic and pose estimates as well as feature attributes derived from HRR, SAR, and ISAR products. The fully featured state-vector is ideally a blueprint of the target, but in reality it is a sub-sampled vector with more dimensionality than kinematics alone. The advantage of the fully featured state-vector is that it can be used in the track-to-measurement assignment process or in a track-to-track fusion process. Another key component is an architecture that includes a sensor resource manager that is necessary to schedule the specific radar modes while optimizing collections and radar energy over multiple areas of interest.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Kozak
Principal Investigator
3157327385
kozak@brsc.com

Business Contact:

Milissa Benincasa
Vice President
3157327385
benincasa@brsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS CO., INC.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502

EIN/Tax ID: 161515846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No