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Mobile-Agent-Based Autonomous Data Fusion for Distributed Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92543
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-068-0447
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-068
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Mobile-Agent-Based Autonomous Data Fusion for Distributed Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-C-0324
Award Amount: $494,956.00
 

Abstract:

Autonomous Data Fusion is an essential technology to support the non-traditional surveillance systems that employ small autonomous systems communicating with each other - forming a distributed sensor network. Based on the Phase I achievements, Impact Technologies in collaboration with Wright State University, Virginia Tech and Northrop Grumman, proposes to further develop, mature and demonstrate with field trials a mobile-agent-based decentralized data fusion system that fuses the data from sensors deployed on unmanned vehicles into an integrated ISR information system on the combat ships. The proposed data fusion architecture is a three-level system which performs data processing and fusion at Node, Group, and System levels, respectively. The system has a number of advantages over conventional solutions: 1) communication bandwidth requirement and energy consumption are reduced by sending light-weight mobile-agents instead of sending data between the nodes; 2) progressive decision accuracy is achieved as the mobile-agents traverse the network performing Bayesian data fusion on the nodes; 3) real-time requirements are fulfilled by the Anytime algorithm design; 4) improved reliability; and 5) high scalability. Thorough and extensive experimental tests and field trials will be carried out on heterogeneous USVs to validate the developed technologies and facilitate the technology transition.

Principal Investigator:

Liang Tang
Team Lead, Intelligent Co
5854241990
liang.tang@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark Redding
President
5854241990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No