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Advanced Algorithms for Prediction, Display, and Visualization of Moving Targets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73824
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-004-3549
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Algorithms for Prediction, Display, and Visualization of Moving Targets
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0003
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an algorithm for the display and visualization of ground vehicle movement predictions based upon sequential Monte Carlo sampling techniques, or particle filters. Ground vehicle movement comprises a vast number of nonlinear elements imposed by operational factors such as terrain, weather, movement characteristics, and tactics that make the prediction problem difficult to formulate. Often such nonlinearities are discarded, but doing so limits the precision of the resulting prediction; an undesired consequence when human operators must make decisions based upon the predictions they receive. Thus, a prediction algorithm is required that provides both a coherent display of the probable movement, and incorporates nonlinear factors that affect the vehicle's motion. Particle filtering methods provide a fitting solution to such an application due to their acceptance of nonlinearities in the dynamic model of the system, and their natural ability to formulate an intuitive visual representation of the uncertainty in the prediction. At the conclusion of Phase I, Toyon will demonstrate a ground vehicle movement prediction algorithm that fuses battlespace information into a particle filter state estimator to provide accurate predicted PDFs for display.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. Wilkerson
Analyst
8056853601
rwilkerson@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No