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Techniques for Automatically Exploiting Passive Acoustic Sonar Data

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77306
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-138-0499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Techniques for Automatically Exploiting Passive Acoustic Sonar Data
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-09-C-4146
Award Amount: $599,998.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy reduced manning requirements drive the need for more sonar automation. Automatically detecting and classifying targets of interest meets the challenge of reduced manning and workloads required for passive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and torpedo detection, classification and localization (TDCL). Under SBIR Phase I Topic N06-138, the team of 3 Phoenix, Inc and General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems developed a novel approach to automatically detect, track, and characterize targets of interest using feature extractors. Additionally the team developed and successfully demonstrated an innovative automated discriminator algorithm to discriminate between surface and submerged targets using at-sea collected data. The Phase II effort leverages the technologies developed under the Phase I and applies these automation and signal processing technologies to the Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Defense System (ATTDS). The proposed technology is comprised of a system architecture and a suite of algorithms which have the potential to provide a robust, automatic detection, classification and localization system for torpedoes. The Phase II effort will focus on finalizing and prototyping the automated data exploitation architecture based on the design concepts developed in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Rabinowitch
Technical Director
7039566480
alex.rabinowitch@3phoenix.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Liverman
Technical Director
7039566480
andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 PHOENIX, INC.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 220 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No