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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73159
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-216-0711
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1865
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

The Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH-GMTI, or PATH) system pushes the combat capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) forward from their traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance role to a more active role on the battlefield. PATH builds on existing 21st Century Technologies work to provide real-time 3D ground target tracks fully localized in a 3D model of the combat environment. PATH identifies and tracks regions of low stereo match correspondence in our passive electro-optical 3D modeling system, and identifies regions of interest (ROIs) in real-world 3D GPS coordinates. These ROIs can be caused by occlusion boundaries, imagery artifacts, or moving objects. PATH has all the information needed to easily distinguish between ROIs caused by moving objects and non-targets. Tracking in three dimensions gives PATH unique features over which to classify these ROIs, and also an improved capability to split and merge track segments. PATH increases the utility of UAVs on the modern battlefield. Ultimately, the new UAV capabilities enabled by PATH will reduce risks to American soldiers' lives and increase the effectiveness of the United States Air Force and other armed services in achieving and maintaining operational dominance on the modern battlefield.

Principal Investigator:

Thayne Coffman
Principal Scientist
5123420010
tcoffman@21technologies.com

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Vice President
5123420010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759

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