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Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
5042 Technology Parkway Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80528
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0119
Award Amount: $99,944.00


Airborne ISR platforms generate tactical air picture representations using kinematic information from radar and combat identification information from ELINT. This program seeks to develop a fusion system that is capable of combining airborne MTI (AMTI) radar data and airborne target ELINT (ATE) data to provide a Common Operating Picture (COP). Numerica's proposed fusion approach is formulated within the context of a multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) system, and it leverages Numerica's extensive expertise in architectures for a Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP). Numerica's approach specifically addresses the need for an attribute-aided scoring process that uses the target classification information provided by the AMTI and ELINT systems, and it addresses the issue that airborne ELINT systems are unable to geospatially-reference the location of ATE reports. The proposed program also addresses techniques for capitalizing on AMTI-ATE fused data. At each platform, the fusion results can be used for sensor control to improve detection, accuracy, surveillance coverage, and response time performance.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin J. Slocumb
Program Director

Business Contact:

Jeff Poore
Vice President / COO
Small Business Information at Submission:

PO Box 271246 Ft. Collins, CO 80527

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No