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Real-time Model Based Target Recognition System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75107
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-030-1181
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Real-time Model Based Target Recognition System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0156
Award Amount: $79,954.00
 

Abstract:

Vexcel proposes to develop a model based automatic target recognition system capable of accurate, real-time recognition rates even in the presence of limited physical training data. Potential targets include any object for which accurate 3-D CAD models can be derived including, but not limited to: tanks, troop carriers, Humvees, aircraft carriers, frigates, etc. The proposed system is envisioned as a slimmed down, real-time version of the existing DARPA MSTAR ATR system, which is a feature based ATR approach that addresses the limited training data problem through the use of a Predict module which can produce expected SAR images given a target CAD model and a number of radar parameters. Features from expected images are then matched against features from the acquired image. Employing a proven ATR paradigm minimizes a substantial amount of risk, and also allows us to use the existing Predict module, as this would be impractical to develop during a Phase I feasibility study.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Tabb
Senior research scientist
3035830258
Tabb@vexcel.com

Business Contact:

Paul Bodnar
VP Finance
3035830225
bodnar@vexcel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 840992830
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No