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Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81958
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-066-1485
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0098
Award Amount: $741,420.00
 

Abstract:

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 distributed tracking architectures. Numerica's approach specifically addresses the need for a classification-aided data association process that uses the target classification information provided by the AMTI and ELINT systems. The program will also address the need for track initiation methods using bearing-only airborne ELINT reports within the context of a multi-INT network-centric architecture. The program will involve the maturation of the Numerica Multiple Frame Association (MFA) Track/Fusion Software System for potential transition into an operational system. Numerica will specifically evaluate the potential for transition into the Air Force NCCT Program, which has requirements for a AMTI-ATE fusion capability.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Slocumb
Principle Investigator
9704612000
ben.slocumb@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
9704612000
stephanie.mueller@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMERICA CORP.
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538

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