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Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82105
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-156-2887
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Etegent Technologies, LTD
1775 Mentor Avenue Suite 302 Cincinnati, OH 45212-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0193
Award Amount: $99,736.00
 

Abstract:

To achieve the optimal detection and classification of hidden targets, a tightly linked sensor and algorithm design effort will be required. The Phase I work described here focuses on using data from an existing sensor to explore how high-dimensional spatial, spectral and polarimetric data can be used to detect and classify hidden targets. The general approach will be to apply specific dimensionality reduction techniques to experimental data to map the data into a lower dimension feature space. In this lower dimension feature space, the statistical properties will be examined to determine the effect of the dimension reduction techniques on detectability, separability, and robustness to noise. The following dimensionality reduction techniques will be explored: Diffusion Mapping, ISOMAP and Locally Linear Embedding.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas D. Sharp
Principal
5136310579
tsharp@sdltd.com

Business Contact:

Thomas D. Sharp
Principal
5136310579
tsharp@sdltd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SHEET DYNAMICS, LIMITED
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302 Cincinnati, OH 45212

EIN/Tax ID: 311476846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No