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AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
867
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
867
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEED EXISTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)-BASED COMPUTER PROGRAM (ALGORITHM) WITH A HEURISTIC DATA BASE, OPERATIVE ON A MILITARIZED 16-BIT MICROPROCESSOR, SUCH AS, INTEL 8086 WHICH WOULD BE RESIDENT ON A COMBAT VEHICLE, FOR THE AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION OF MILITARY TARGETS. TARGET IDENTIFICATION WHICH INVOLVESCOMPLEX HUMAN DECISION MAKING IS NOT VERY RELIABLE WHEN SUCH DECISION IS MADE UNDER THE STRESS OF COMBAT ENGAGEMENT, EVEN THOUGH A DISTINCT AND UNAMBIGUOUS TARGET IMAGE MIGHT BE AVAILABLE. VISUAL OR IR IMAGE-BASED TARGET IDENTIFICATION IS HARDER, AND HENCE, LESS RELIABLE WHEN THE TARGETS ARE PARTIALLY OR WHOLLY OBSCURED BY CLOUDS WHICH DIMINISH TARGET CONTRAST WITH THE BACKGROUND OR BY BATTLEFIELD SMOKE OR DUST WHICH BLUR TARGET DEFINITIONS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL ADDRESS SEVERAL KEY ELEMENTS IN THE BATTLEFIELD DATA INTERPRETATION PROBLEM AND WILL INCLUDE AI DECISION TOOLS, SUCH AS, PERCEPTUAL REASONING TECHNIQUES AND EXPERT-RULE-BASED (ERB) SYSTEMS, SENSOR MODELING, HEURISTIC DATA BASE CREATION, AND SENSOR UTILIZATION STRATEGIES. THE RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN INTEGRATION, CORRELATION AND OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS FOR THE MULTIPLE SENSOR SYSTEM AND AN EVALUATION OF APPROPRIATE INFORMATION PROCESSING TECHNIQUES ALL IN THE CONTEXT OF CREATING AN AI-BASED AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION (ATR) PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Asok K. Mukhopadhyay
4155951414

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Associates Inc.
30 West Point Place San Mateo, CA 94402

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