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BROADBAND TRACKING ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
2069
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: BROADBAND TRACKING ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $252,000.00
 

Abstract:

PARAMETRIC APPROACHES TO TARGET TRACKING ARE STRAIGHTFOWARD AND USUALLY IMPLEMENTED VIA SOME VARIATION OF THE KALMAN FILTER. HOWEVER, A PARAMETRIC APPROACH USES SOME FORM OF A GRADIENT SEARCH ALGORITHM WHICH CAN BECOME LOCKED ONTO EXTRANEOUS OR AMBIGUOUS SOLUTIONS. THIS OCCURS BECAUSE THE OBJECTIVE FUNCTION IS MULTIMODAL. NOT ONLY CAN A PARAMETRIC APPROACH YIELD ERRONEOUS SOLUTIONS, BUT IT CANNOT DISCERN THAT IT HAS LOCKED ONTO A LOCAL RATHER THAN A GLOBAL SOLUTION. AN ALTERNATIVE TARGET TRACKING APPROACH IS PROPOSED FOR THIS EFFORT. THE SOLUTION PROPOSED IS BASED ON A NON-PARAMETRIC TECHNIQUE WHICH DOES NOT INVOKE A PRATICULAR STRUCTURE ON TARGET MOTION DYNAMICS. THIS APPROACH DISCRETIZES TARGET LOCATION TO A TWODIMENSIONAL GRID IN (X.Y), WHICH IS PROBABILISTICALLY UPDATED VIA BAYESIAN METHODS. THIS APPROACH EXAMINES THE LIKELIHOOD OF ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS IN THE (X

Principal Investigator:

David Jaarsma
7037343471

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Planning Systems Inc.
7900 Westpark Dr - Ste 600 Mclean, VA 22102

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