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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:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-08-C-0148
Award Amount: $749,246.00
 

Abstract:

To achieve the optimal detection and classification of hidden targets, a tightly linked sensor and algorithm design effort will be required. The Phase II work described here focuses on using data from an existing Ladar 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. A point-surface invariant metric technique will be used to compare the identified features to a set of target CAD models. The statistical properties of the resulting classification will be examined in terms of detectability, separability, and robustness to noise. The following dimensionality reduction techniques will be explored: Diffusion Mapping and ISOMAP.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Sharp
Principal
5136310579
tsharp@sdltd.com

Business Contact:

Tom 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