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Passive Ground Moving Target Indication for Gunship Aircraft Using Unmanned…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73157
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-216-2469
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Passive Ground Moving Target Indication for Gunship Aircraft Using Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAV-PGMTI)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1885
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Video sensors play an increasingly important role in surveillance and reconnaissance missions, including tactical, strategic and domestic border security. One recent example involved video from a Predator Skyball being sent via data link to an AC-130 Gunship crew for real time targeting use. The data went through D/A conversion, transmission and A/D conversion, which caused significant information loss. Consequently, the crew's ability to find small terrorist vehicles in mountains was significantly reduced. A better approach is to process the video data at the sensor. Computers at the sensors can detect and track small moving objects, which are then called to the attention of human operators to make informed decisions about whether or not to engage. The operational impacts are shorter engagement timelines and reduced crew risk from ground fire.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Chaplin
Principal Investigator
9374311644
mchaplin@dramail.com

Business Contact:

Ray Trimmer
Executive Vice President
9374311644
rtrimmer@dramail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No