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PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND TRACKING OF MANEUVERING TARGETS WITH THE PARAMETRIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15898
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15898
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MARTINGALE RESEARCH CORPORATION
101 East Park Blvd. Suite 600 Plano, TX 75074-8818
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND TRACKING OF MANEUVERING TARGETS WITH THE PARAMETRIC AVALANCHE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,988.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO SOLVE TWO IMPORTANT PROBLEMS IN THE TRACKING OF MANEUVERING TARGETS IN DYNAMIC IMAGERY. THE FIRST IS THE COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY OF THE STOCHASTIC FILTER, E.G., THE KALMAN FILTER; AND THE SECOND IS THE USE OF TARGET SHAPE AND ORIENTATION TO ENHANCE TRACKING PERFORMANCE THROUGH VIOLENT MANEUVERS. OUR PROPOSAL INVOLVES A CASCADED CONFIGURATION OF OUR PROPRIETARY PARAMETRIC AVALANCHE NEUROCOMPUTING ARCHITECTURE, WHICH IS A MASSIVELY PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTINUOUS TIME BAYESIAN ESTIMATOR BASED ON THE INNOVATIONS METHOD OF T. KAILATH AND THE PRINCIPLE OF QUANTUM NEURODYNAMICS OF R. DAWES. THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL RESULT IN COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF SMALL BUT NONTRIVIAL NETWORKS OF PARAMETRIC AVALANCHE MODULES TO TEST AN IMPORTANT THEORETICAL CAPABILITY OF SUCH NETWORKS, NAMELY, TO FACTOR IMPUT SIGNALS INTO STOCHASTICALLY ORTHOGONAL SUBSPACE REPRESENTATIONS. THIS WILL IN TURN DEMONSTRATE BOTH THE COMPUTATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF THE METHOD AND ITS ABILITY TO USE ABSTRACT INFORMATION, SUCH AS TARGET SHAPE, FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CONCRETE ESTIMATES, SUCH AS THE TARGET TRAJECTORY.

Principal Investigator:

Robert L Dawes
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Martingale Research Corp
100 Allentown Pkwy - Ste 211 Allen, TX 75002

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Minority-Owned: No
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