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PMHT Track Fusion for ABIR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-001-0589
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Vectraxx, Inc.
12131 Howards Mill Road Glen Allen, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: PMHT Track Fusion for ABIR
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7624
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Fusing data together for target tracking is a complex problem. There are two elements: First, the raw observations must be associated with existing tracks or used to form new tracks. Once the association has been done, then the tracks can be updated and filtered with the new data. When associating data (either measurements or tracks or both) with existing tracks, the separation between the tracks is critical to how difficult the association decisions will be. If the tracks are widely separated then the association decisions can be relatively easy. On the other hand, when the tracks are closely spaced the association decisions can be very difficult or nearly impossible. At any rate, these and other concerns roil the current battle space for ballistic missile defense. This proposal will explore the fusing of ABIR data from a few sensors in order to provide to the C2BMC a reliable and consistent set of tracks. We are proposing to solve this problem by using a probabilistic Bayesian approach with the Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracker (PMHT). Using a probabilistic approach will mitigate the computation numerations that occur when there is significant uncertainty in association decisions.

Principal Investigator:

Darin Dunham
Senior Research Engineer
(804) 749-8750
darin@vectraxx.com

Business Contact:

Darin Dunham
President
(804) 749-8750
darin@vectraxx.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vectraxx, Inc.
12131 Howards Mill Road Glen Allen, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 205823274
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No