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STATISTICAL MODELS FOR ATTRIBUTED-BASED TRACK CORRELATION/ CLASSIFICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6639
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6639
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporat
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA 19341-3013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: STATISTICAL MODELS FOR ATTRIBUTED-BASED TRACK CORRELATION/ CLASSIFICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $475,949.00
 

Abstract:

WE ADDRESS THE NEED TO INTEGRATE ATTRIBUTES INTO ALGORITHMS USED TO TRACK AND CORRELATE TARGET CONTACTS. EXISTING SYSTEMS ARE GENERALLY BASED ON OBSERVATIONS OF TARGET KINETICS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP DURING PHASE I AN ALGORITHM FOR CORRELATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SURFACE CONTACTS IN WHICH THE TREATMENT OF SELECTED TARGET ATTRIBUTES IS FULLY INTEGRATED WITH THE TREATMENT OF TARGET POSITION AND VELOCITY. THIS ALGORITHM WILL BE BASED ON MATCH, A SYSTEM PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED BY THIS FIRM FOR TRACKING MULTIPLE TARGETS USING POSITION AND ELINT OBSERVATIONS. MOST OF OUR EFFORT DURING PHASE I WILL BE DEVELOPING PRACTICAL STATISTICAL MODELS FOR RELEVANT ATTRIBUTES: ELINT,CALL SIGNS, SONAR-RELATED ATTRIBUTES, AND IMPERFECTLY REPORTED TARGET NAMES AND TYPES. OUR PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A UNIFIED FRAMEWORK FOR ATTRIBUTE MODELING BASED ON THE STATISTICAL THEORY OF CONJUGATE PRIOR DISTRIBUTIONS, WHICH WE HAVE USED SUCCESSFULLY FOR ATTRIBUTE-BASED CORRELATION IN OTHER CONTEXTS. IN PHASE II WE HOPE TO USE THE NEWLY DEVELOPED ATTRIBUTE MODELS AS A BASIS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN AN OPERATIONAL NAVY SYSTEM AND TO INVESTIGATE, WITHIN THE CONTEXT, THE POSSIBLE USE OF AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO INTEGRATE CORRELATION WITH TARGET CLASSIFICATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Barry Belkin
8003451252

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Wagner D H Associates
Station Square One Paoli, PA 19301

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