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CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

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Department of Defense
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2010 / SBIR
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Torch Technologies, Inc.
4035 Chris Drive Suite C Huntsville, AL 35802-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0048
Award Amount: $749,999.00


information) During Phase I the Torch Technologies developed, demonstrated, and assessed the feasibility of an innovative, real-time multi-layered CW sensor data fusion network capability supporting advanced standoff detection and early warning against CB threats. Torch merged two significant technologies that we developed for the Department of Defense: 1) the ACRES CW multi-sensor data fusion tool and 2) real-time sensor networking modules from the CERES sensor fusion client developed for the Missile Defense Agency. This new real-time, network-based sensor fusion tool is called CENSE (Cloud state Estimation in a Networked Sensor Environment). The CENSE data fusion architecture provides a holistic real-time network-based data fusion approach with the following attributes: - utilization of non-traditional (non-CB) sensor and database information to augment data from traditional CB sensor assets; - utilization of the data fusion engine to support key decisions with regards to sensor resource management - inclusion of advanced cloud transport/dispersion models to handle many event types; - provision of local and network distributed 2-D and 3-D agent cloud data visualization products augmenting the situational awareness of CB warfare and Command Post officers The proposed work plan focuses on proving the feasibility of CENSE in a prototype tactical sensor architecture via extensive experimentation and data collections.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Schwaiger
Principal Investigator
(256) 319-6041

Business Contact:

Kenneth W. Lones
Director of Contracts
(256) 319-6019
Small Business Information at Submission:

Torch Technologies, Inc.
4035 Chris Drive Suite C Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 731659533
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No