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Multiple Frame Assignment Tracking of Surface Targets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70123
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-107-0306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Multiple Frame Assignment Tracking of Surface Targets
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0198
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Detection, surveillance, and defense against asymmetric threat scenarios such as small surface target swarms is an important area of concern. For homeland security, drug trafficking surveillance, and the protection of Navy assets it is necessary to track these highly maneuverable targets, perhaps in large numbers. This requires a tracking system that provides high-fidelity correlation and state estimation and exhibits graceful degradation in the presence of unique challenges such as limited target resolution, high false alarm rates, and temporal target occlusion. Numerica has developed state-of-the-art tracking systems for air and missile defense based on its Multiple Frame Assignment (MFA) data correlation method. To address the unique challenges of surface target tracking Numerica proposes to develop an advanced MFA multi-sensor surface target tracking system. The proposed Phase I prototype tracker will incorporate data from a suite of sensors such as SSR, IRST, and elevated IR/visible video imagery sensors. In addition novel algorithms will be formulated that significantly enhance surface target tracking performance: (1)fusion node aided signal processing to improve tracking in the presence of closely spaced objects; and (2) target discriminating feature aided tracking to improve data correlation and to discern sea from land targets.

Principal Investigator:

Aubrey Poore
President
9704198343
abpoore@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Jeff Poore
Vice President
9704198343
jbpoore@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMERICA CORP.
PO Box 271246 Ft. Collins, CO 80527

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No