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Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
21st Century Technologies Inc.
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-1010
Award Amount: $749,997.00


The desire of the US Air Force to identify and strike Time Critical Targets (TCT) as quickly as possible, has resulted in increased research into sensors and armament for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and into the algorithms required to support this new technology. When equipped with computer vision technology, the role these play in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) can increase exponentially the speed at which information can be gathered and fused into mission planning and in the Air Tasking Order (ATO). 21st Century Technologies has undertaken the Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH-GMTI or simply PATH) project to develop methods to reduce the amount of data necessary to perform automated targeting and to develop the Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms required for unmanned strike vehicles to accomplish their core operational goals. RTSFM generates all the information needed for PATH to perform passive electro-optical GMTI. PATH expands the capabilities of the RTSFM system by enabling UAVs to perform real-time ground moving target indication using innovations in 3D modeling and reasoning. 21st Century Technologies, with its expertise in advanced image processing, is uniquely positioned to fulfill this solicitation's requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Thayne Coffman
Principal Scientist

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No