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Combat Identification for Difficult Targets

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Combat Identification for Difficult Targets
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-1810
Award Amount: $750,000.00


Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a fusion module that is capable of fusing measurements and/or tracks from a variety of different sensors including EO/IR, radar, ESM, acoustic, and video. The locations of the sensors may be widespread requiring a communications system with limited bandwidth and potential time delays. We will develop algorithms that perform data association, state estimation, and identification estimation in this distributed environment. We will make use of ongoing research at Toyon in the areas of N-scan association algorithms, IMM tracking algorithms, and Bayesian Networks. We will build the fusion module with the intention of serving the fusion needs of a strike aircraft (such as the Joint Strike fighter) operating in a network-centric environment with many other possible intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets. We will develop the algorithms using the SLAMEM testbed which is currently in use at AFRL and Joint Forces Command where it is serving as a testbed for the development and demonstration of fusion algorithms. At the end of Phase II, we will demonstrate the algorithms using SLAMEM or another testbed designated by AFRL.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin J. Sullivan
Vice President, Senior Sc

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts and
Small Business Information at Submission:

Suite A, 75 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No