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In situ learning for underwater object recognition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92536
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-066-0661
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: In situ learning for underwater object recognition
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0165
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Sea mines are a cost-effective method for hostile forces to attempt to neutralize assets of the U.S. Navy by limiting mobility and creating delay. Mine detection, classification and localization (DCL) is very challenging in littoral environments due to the high clutter, increased background, and dense multipath. 3 Phoenix, Inc. has developed an innovative approach for automatic target detection and classification of sea mines and other underwater targets of interest. The proposed algorithm robustly adapts to changes in environment and has the potential for dramatically reducing false alarm rate, while still maintaining a high probability of detection and classification. A novel, efficient method of training the classifier is formulated and retraining for adaptation is performed intrinsically with weight optimization. The algorithm is generalized to work over several sensor types and sensor modalities. The proposed algorithm has the potential to reduce operator load while reducing false positives in classification.

Principal Investigator:

Russ Jeffers
Principal
7039566480
russ.jeffers@3phoenix.net

Business Contact:

Joseph Liverman
Principal
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