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Hybrid Statistical Network/Expert System Approach for Advanced Data Fusion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
36202
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ABTECH CORPORATION
1575 STATE FARM BLVD CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22911
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Hybrid Statistical Network/Expert System Approach for Advanced Data Fusion
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,980.00
 

Abstract:

The human brain processes information from several sensors of the body and extracts meaningful information about the environment. Likewise, the ability to fuse multilevel, multifaceted processes dealing with the association, correlation, and combination of data from single or multiple sources is desired to attain state and identity estimates in a timely manner. However, current data fusion techniques beyond level 1 (correlation) lack automation and adaptation to highly mobile, dynamic systems today. Therefore, advanced data fusion technology is needed to discern complex processes such as multiple target tracking, which fuses sensor data and heuristic information to achieve low level and high level assessments.We propose an approach to all source data fusion that can be applied to a wide range of sensor phenomenologies based on AbTech's Statistical Network_ technology and NASA's CLIPS expert system. Our Statistical Network based ModelQuest Expert_ tool tightly couples Statistical Networks for data modeling, a relational database, and Expert Strategies for heuristic information processing. The CLIPS expert system provides management, integration, automation and implementation of dynamic control, alignment, association, assignment, tracking, and heuristic information such as mission operation. The result is a well defined methodology to produce an intelligent and automated agent for all source data fusion.

Principal Investigator:

Keith C. Drake, Phd
8049770686

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abtech Corp.
1575 State Farm Blvd., Suites 1 And 2 Charlottesville, VA 22911

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