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Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
77914
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-003-0054
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
deciBel Research, Inc.
325 Bob Heath Drive Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7506
Award Amount: $99,472.00
 

Abstract:

This effort proposes to design and demonstrate the concept of an innovative, Advanced BMDS Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture that will enhance the generation of a Single Integrated Picture of the Battlespace. This Architecture permits enhancement of sensor-to-sensor track correlation handover of objects while characterizing their lethality for later target designation purposes. This Architecture generates a "Fused Object Dossier" of estimated "true" physical attributes, such as size, shape, and motion parameters. The "true" physical attributes from the Dossier can combined with multisensor state vector data to create a "Super State Vector (SSV)" resulting in enhanced object correlations. The significant innovation permitting the generation of the Dossier and the SSV is an object angular momentum vector direction (AMVD) estimation algorithm, the focus of this Phase I effort. Knowledge of the AMVD permits calculation of the momentum aspect angle at any time during the mission resulting in the conversion of features, such as apparent length, into a true length estimates. This enables the correlation of multiple sensor tracks on the same object being associated with the same "true" physical attributes, resulting in more robust correlations. This will be demonstrated using simulated, high fidelity radar returns generated using deciBel Research "dB_Tools".

Principal Investigator:

Enrico C. Poggio
Chief Scientist
2564896124
ecp@dbresearch.net

Business Contact:

Eric Cochran
Chief FInancial Officer
2564896125
eric@dbresearch.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

DECIBEL RESEARCH, INC.
PO Box 5368 Huntsville, AL 35814

EIN/Tax ID: 421551697
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ALABAMA A&M UNIV.
P.O. Box 313
Huntsville, AL 35762
Contact: A. L. Evelyn
Contact Phone: (256) 372-8713
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization