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Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73168
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-219-0501
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1888
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Information-exploitation algorithms are proposed for Air Force sensing and weapons systems, motivated by the inevitable variability and differences seen between conventional training and testing data. Adaptive feedback is proposed, yielding an active-learning framework, wherein the algorithm actively participates in the learning process, by asking questions of the scene under test. The goal of active-learning-based feedback is to efficiently gain insight on the statistics of the testing data, and the relationship of such to the training data. The techniques proposed are based on semi-supervised algorithms. By accounting for the inter-relationships between all of the unlabeled (testing) data, as well as its relationship to the labeled (training) data, semi-supervised algorithms exploit context, providing natural adaptation to changing environments. The Bayesian algorithms yield a statistical measure of confidence in the classification decision, based on the statistical relationship between the training and testing data, and on fundamental limitations of the underlying sensor physics. Rather than simply declaring given items under test as targets or clutter, the proposed algorithms yield a measure of confidence in this declaration. The development of these state-of-the-art algorithms will provide the feedback and adaptively missing in traditional supervised classifiers, significantly advancing the performance of ISR and weapons systems.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Runkle
CEO
9198064479
runkle@siginnovations.com

Business Contact:

Paul Runkle
CEO
9198064479
runkle@siginnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIGNAL INNOVATIONS GROUP, INC.
2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 300 Durham, NC 27713

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