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Sensor Resource Management

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Torch Technologies, Inc.
4035 Chris Drive Suite C Huntsville, AL 35802-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Sensor Resource Management
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7615
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Torch proposes an innovative data fusion approach based upon a processing and communications architecture which supports a real-time Sensor Resource Management (SRM) driven demonstration of enhanced Track Quality (TQ) for BMDS System Track. Our approach is based upon our experience with the development of real-time networking and sensor algorithms which support significant improvements in TQ based upon the testing and management of sensor resources to enhance track accuracy. Our sensor level TQ models are driven by radar and optical sensor bias model state and covariance estimates coupled with sensor measurement precision and track models. Torch real-time SRM data/message support within our architecture will facilitate the prioritization and transmission of sensor cues to handle the dynamic launch and intercept environment leading up to key functions such as kill assessment. To support a short term planning cycle capability, Torch will address SRM computational loads via the proper choice of sensor, system, and feature based performance models in addition to the use of highly efficient assignment algorithms in a parallel processing architecture. Our Phase I work plan focuses on the implementation of our prototype real-time SRM architecture as well as establishing appropriate sensor resource models and network messaging to demonstrate an improved TQ.

Principal Investigator:

Diane Lane
Principal Investigator
(256) 319-6000

Business Contact:

Kenneth W. Lones
Director of Contracts
(256) 319-6019
Small Business Information at Submission:

Torch Technologies, Inc.
4035 Chris Drive Suite C Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 731659533
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No