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Hyperspectral Identification for Collaborative Tracking

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Hyperspectral Identification for Collaborative Tracking
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1057
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Many problems exist, particularly in defense and security scenarios, in which long-term tracking of objects is important. Long-term tracking generally requires the use of collected features in order to uniquely identify the object of interest. As conditions under which the features are collected changes, so do the features. While different sensor phenomenologies have been developed to collect feature measurements (i.e., measurements that depend on target attributes such as shape or color), this effort is focused on using dynamically collected features from hyperspectral sensors under changing operating conditions to extend track lifetime. Changing operating conditions preclude the use of a priori feature databases; thus, a feature database that is built "on-the-fly" is required to reliably track vehicles over longer periods. Furthermore, the feature database must be dynamically managed since, as conditions that affect the collected features change, the previously collected features may no longer be used to realiably identify the vehicle. Toyon Research proposes to analyze and statistically model hyperspectral feature data, and develop a feature database management algorithm to accommodate changing operating conditions. Moreover, Toyon will analyze the utility of using hyperspectral signatures and the database management algorithm to extend track life.

Principal Investigator:

Craig S. Agate
Senior Analyst

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
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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