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Next Generation Data Fusion Architecture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69925
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-011-0234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MIRANDA, INC.
P O Box 400 Columbia, MD 21045
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Next Generation Data Fusion Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-04-P-0746
Award Amount: $69,940.00
 

Abstract:

The task of defining a data fusion system architecture for real-world use dictates a system engineering approach. It is not enough to simply identify the "most optimal" algorithms for combining the data of interest. Real-world concerns demand a litany of compromises be made, most of which result in the system diverging from its optimal operating point. Equally important is the need to consider the difficulties that will be encountered in the implementation, integration testing, and maintenance phases of the system life-cycle. Too often these tasks are insufficiently addressed in the design phase. This inevitably results in interoperability and software/hardware upgrade issues that render the system performance and/or cost/benefit ratio less optimal than it could have been if these concerns had been accommodated in the system architecture design. A generic system architecture design can ensure a suitably flexible product that addresses the problems encountered in real-world airborne command post systems. Functional allocation and infrastructure design ultimately define the capability of an architecture to adapt to unexpected environments and changing requirements. In addition, such an architecture could be utilized as the starting point for application to virtually any data fusion system.

Principal Investigator:

John R. Moore
Principal Engineer
4103811961
jmoore@miranda-md.com

Business Contact:

John R. Moore
President
4103811961
jmoore@miranda-md.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MIRANDA, INC.
P O Box 400 Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 522230696
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No