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Automated Exploitation of Airborne Acoustic Arrays Using Adaptive/Learning…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73166
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-219-1312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AETC, INC.
8910 University Center Lane Suite 900 San Diego, CA 92122 0101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Automated Exploitation of Airborne Acoustic Arrays Using Adaptive/Learning Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1890
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of the Sensors Directorate is to be the "Eyes and Ears of the Warfighter". The development of sensing technology has focused primarily on the extension of the sense of sight, e.g., the use of radar, infrared, E/O and laser technologies; while relatively little effort has been invested in the extension of the sense of hearing. But merely adding acoustic sensor systems to exploit sound would only add to the information overload problem, with possibly little value-added, no matter how good the fundamental sensor technology is. This proposed effort would allow the Air Force to incorporate information from advanced airborne acoustic sensors into its ISR and weapon systems without aggravating the data overload problem. The key to this effort is successful automated sound recognition technology under widely varying conditions. A combination of learning machine techniques and physics-based adaptive environmental acoustics will be used to solve this problem. Technology developed in the field of underwater acoustics for submarine detection, and recent developments in air-acoustics for enhanced situational awareness in urban operations, are highly leveraged in this effort.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Miklovic
Technical Director
8584501211
dmiklovic@sd.aetc.com

Business Contact:

Steven Sands
Chief Financial Officer/VP
8584501211
ssands@sd.aetc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AETC, INC.
8910 University Center Lane, Suite 900 San Diego, CA 92122

EIN/Tax ID: 330572872
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No