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Fusion in a Cloud

Award Information

Department of Defense
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2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Black River Systems Company, Inc.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Fusion in a Cloud
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-P-1091
Award Amount: $79,925.00


One of the major benefits of tactical cloud computing is improved net-centric capabilities and operations with the objective of information dominance. The reassign-able pools of computing resources and efficient information across operational boundaries can produce a more accurate and up to date common operational picture for warfighters. Instead of individual platforms pulling data from sensors to fuse and analyze locally for battle space and situational awareness, warfighters will be able to increase the accuracy of local scenes through remote data processing and sharing. Black River Systems Company will leverage its existing Distributed Fusion Manager (DFM) for deployment of distributed Level 1 and 2 fusion algorithms to the cloud. The DFM currently performs distributed Level 1 fusion by synchronizing track identities and performing track to track fusion over a network of tracking platforms. The DFM will be enhanced to provide an infrastructure for Level 2 fusion that will combine both probabilistic and non-probabilistic learning and inferencing models across geographically separated nodes. At the conclusion of Phase I, Level 1 fusion algorithms will be demonstrated using simulated Surface-Moving-Target-Indicator (SMTI) and radar tracks; Level 2 fusion algorithms will be demonstrated using relevance vector machine, support vector machine, and Bayesian network models.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Shea
Principal Investigator
(315) 732-7385

Business Contact:

Milissa Benincasa
Vice President
(315) 732-7385
Small Business Information at Submission:

Black River Systems Company, Inc.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 161515846
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No