Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information
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DOD / USAF
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.
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