USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77320
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-109-0399
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Methods, Inc
5860 Trinity Parkway Suite 200 Centreville, VA 20120-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Data Fusion Handoff
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0012
Award Amount: $79,776.00
 

Abstract:

Multi-sensor data fusion is a critical technology used to support contact tracking and association for many Navy missions and systems. Traditional approaches focus on fusing contact position and kinematics data from multiple heterogeneous sensors, with overlapping coverage areas, in order to provide more reliable estimates of the contact's state. However, these systems fail to meet the requirements for emerging Navy missions, such as the National Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) goal for persistent surveillance of surface vessels. For MDA and other programs it is critical to be able to reliably associate contacts from one sensor coverage region to another, even with multiple and possibly crossing tracks. In this proposal, an approach for multi-sensor multi-target fusion with persistent track identification numbers is presented. Contact association using Sequential Bayesian Iteration and Inference is discussed and proposed for development in the Phase I work. Development of a particle filter approach for fusion of non-overlapping sensor data is also proposed. Integration of these fusion approaches with a method for propagating track numbers from the sensor, platform, group, theater, and world view-point is also presented. A proof of concept non-real-time simulation of the approach is also proposed.

Principal Investigator:

Walter Allensworth
Sr. V.P.
3018409722
wallensworth@adaptivemethods.com

Business Contact:

Llew Wood
President
7039686104
lwood@adaptivemethods.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE METHODS, INC.
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230 Centreville, VA 20120

EIN/Tax ID: 520970306
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No