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Data Fusion Handoff

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
76969
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-109-0659
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: 2006
Title: Data Fusion Handoff
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0011
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

There are many applications in which target tracking systems rely on multiple sensors to track objects over long durations to achieve situational awareness. In particular, Naval missions, such as those that support Maritime Domain Awareness, rely on a collection of sensors that typically have disjoint coverage. The objective of such a system is continuous tracking of surface vessels. across large geographical regions. Suppose a vessel is tracked while in the field-of-view (FOV) of a particular sensor. The vessel leaves the FOV of that sensor and, after a time gap, enters the FOV of a second sensor. While the vessel will be tracked upon entering the FOV of the second sensor, any intelligence gathered on that vessel prior to the coverage gap will be lost unless the system correctly recognizes that the vessel is the same vessel that left the first sensor's FOV and entered the second sensor's FOV. Toyon Research proposes to develop a collection of algorithms to support both the decentralized communication and fusion required by such a sensor network in order to maintain a constant track ID on any particular vessel. Toyon will demonstrate the system in a simulated scenario defined in cooperation with Navy personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Charlene S. Ahn
Analyst
8059686787
cahn@toyon.com

Business Contact:

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

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

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