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Target Tracking and Classification System (TTCS)

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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporat
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA 19341-3013
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Target Tracking and Classification System (TTCS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-03-C-0089
Award Amount: $69,999.00


Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc. will develop a Target Tracking and Classification System (TTCS) for fusing all available data using Bayesian inferential reasoning, multiple hypothesis association, and non-Gaussian tracking techniques. In Phase I of thisproject we will show how such a system for processing data from large numbers of diverse acoustic receivers (operating in both passive and multi-static active modes), and ISR sensors can be developed, and demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness usingdemonstration software and simulated (or real-world) data. TTCS will use its fused output to produce an accurate and complete Situation Awareness (SA) picture, easily used and interpreted at all command levels, that will include estimates of the past,current, and future locations of targets of interest and estimates concerning their classification. Such a data fusion capability is especially important in highly cluttered littoral areas, where contact on the targets, even with a large number ofsensors, will be intermittent. In addition, we will utilize existing Wagner Associates non-Gaussian resource optimization algorithms to optimize the placement of fixed acoustic sensors, at no additional cost to the government, taking into account areas ofexpected ISR coverage and possible threat courses of action (COAs). The prototype TTCS will allow us to demonstrate how powerful Bayesian inferential reasoning, multiple-hypothesis, and non-Gaussian data fusion techniques can significantly improve theability of United States forces to conduct ASW, SUW, and mine-laying detection missions. Improved data fusion technologies such as these are particularly necessary at a time when the United States is facing a sophisticated threat in difficult littoralenvironments, such as the Middle East and Korea, with reduced resources.

Principal Investigator:

W. Reynolds Monach
Vice President

Business Contact:

W. Reynolds Monach
Vice President
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40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200 Malvern, PA 19355

EIN/Tax ID: 231677707
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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