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Multi-sensor tracking techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78343
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0901
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA 19341-3013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Multi-sensor tracking techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0095
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop algorithms and software to fuse data from multiple sensor systems that are tracking ballistic missile threat(s) in order to provide a tactical picture of higher quality than that capable from any single sensor. We will build upon our previously developed Data Fusion Correlation Algorithm (DFCA). The DFCA is a multi-source track-to-track, multi-hypothesis data fusion system developed for missile defense applications. It uses computationally robust, efficient, and theoretically rigorous algorithms and accepts a wide variety of kinematic sensor input forms including raw contact data (statistically independent) as well as reports of track state (correlated in time). All are treated within a consistent Bayesian framework. Also, the DFCA contains algorithms to estimate covariance data from knowledge of sensor characteristics, tracking geometry, and data when absent. The primary focus of this effort is to develop algorithms to estimate spatial and temporal sensor biases, to mitigate the impact of these biases upon the data fusion picture, and to quantify the improvement upon the fused tactical picture.

Principal Investigator:

Eric C. Butts
Senior Associate
6106443400
ebutts@pa.wagner.com

Business Contact:

John P. Eldridge
Treasurer
6106443400
GovtMktg@pa.wagner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DANIEL H. WAGNER, ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200 Malvern, PA 19355

EIN/Tax ID: 231677707
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No