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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:
2007 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-07-C-7651
Award Amount: $749,920.00
 

Abstract:

This effort will extend the Phase I design, development, implementation, testing and performance evaluation of an automated prototype Multisensor Attributes and Contextual Information-Aided Track Correlation Algorithm. The proposed algorithm integrates the following modules based modified/enhanced existing stand-alone algorithms: a) A basic Multisensor Data Collection and Feature Extraction Module, b) A Data and Feature Fusion Engine that combines data and features from multiple sensors and automatically provides object dynamic motion histories, c) a Features-to-Attribute conversion module that automatically takes the data from the Data and Feature Fusion Engine and converts Features into Attributes, d) a Contextual Information Capture Algorithm based on, and e) an Enhanced Object Hypothesis Testing Module based on a new Cost Function Criteria for a joint Metric-Attributes-Contextual Information Track Correlator. The addition of contextual information is expected to enhance the algorithm performance in cases when: 1) the Features-to-Attributes process may be degraded due to insufficient data collection and/or poor feature extraction results, 2) two or more hand-over sensors have different numbers of objects in their field of view. The automated prototype algorithm will undergo Design-to-Capability testing at the MDA/DVH AMP facility and, as an option, it would be tested in one of the BMDS Fusion Testbed "Sidecar" processors.

Principal Investigator:

Enrico C. Poggio
Chief Technical Officer
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. RESEARCH INS
4900 Meridian Street
PO Box 313
Normal, AL 35762
Contact: Kevah Heidary
Contact Phone: (256) 372-5587
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization