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Database Expansion Issues

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73149
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-211-1068
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Signal Innovations Group, Inc.
4721 Emperor Blvd. Suite 330 Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Database Expansion Issues
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-1005
Award Amount: $745,943.00
 

Abstract:

State-of-the-art radar combat ID (CID) must address target identification in complex environments, often with very limited measured training data. Consequently, the algorithms frequently rely on data computed via numerical models, as a function of required sensor conditions (bandwidth, target-sensor orientation, polarization, etc.). Such data are usually computed using approximate high-frequency numerical models, because targets of interest are often very large relative to wavelength. As a consequence of the number of targets and poses that must be considered, even these approximate numerical models require substantial computational resources. It is therefore essential that one develop techniques to prioritize where computational efforts should be directed, for improving the accuracy of numerically-generated data and overall CID system performance. In addition, by identifying the key phenomenological primitives (features) driving CID performance, computations can be accelerated significantly by developing simpler models linked to the key scattering features. The Phase II goals are to extend the Phase I methodologies associated with identifying key features and phenomenology that drive CID performance to targets and databases of interest to AFRL, and the principal Phase II products are the tools required to assist in these efforts. Commercial applications include medical imaging, land-use assessment, and DoD modeling and analysis software.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Runkle
CEO/Director of Engineeri
9193233454
runkle@siginnovations.com

Business Contact:

Samantha Venters
CFO
9193233453
sventers@siginnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIGNAL INNOVATIONS GROUP, INC.
4309 Emperor Blvd. Suite 350 Durham, NC 27703

EIN/Tax ID: 201104360
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No