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PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR SENSORS FUSION IN VISIBLE/IR/RADAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
8274
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8274
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR SENSORS FUSION IN VISIBLE/IR/RADAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $51,969.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF FUSING DATA OBTAINED SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM VISIBLE, INFRARED AND RADAR SENSORS, TO PROVIDE A HERETOFORE UNOBTAINABLE SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITY.THE DIFFICULTIES ASSOCAITED WITH SENSOR FUSION WHICH WILL BE ADDRESSEDINCLUDE THE DIFFERENT FIELDS OF VIEW, DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS, DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS, AND DIFFERENT POSITIONS AND VELOCITIES OF THE SENSORS, AS WELL AS ACCOUNTIG FOR SCENE REGISTRATION ERRORS. ALPHATECH PROPOSES TO ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS BY FIRST FORMULATING THE FUSION PROBLEM IN A MATHEMATICALLY CONSISTENT THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK, AND BY THEN ADDING THE HEURISTIC TECHNIQUES REQUIRED FOR A PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION. OUR APPROACH TO FUSION IS A MODEL-BASED APPROACH; THEREFORE, WE WILL FIRST DEVELOP MODELS OF THE SENSORS AND OF THE TARGETS OF INTEREST. THE NEXT STEP WILL BE TO EXTEND OUR EXISTING MULTISENSOR FUSION ALGORITHM, TAILORING IT TO THE SPECIFIC PROBLEM AT HAND. FINALLY, WE PLAN TO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO PERFORM DATA FUSION WITH SPATIALLY AND SPECTRALLY DIVERSE SENSORS, AND TO SHOW THE SYNERGISTIC BENEFITS OBTAINED BY FUSION IN DETECTING AND TRACKING DIFFICULT-TO-OBSERVE TARGETS.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas kurien
6172733388

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alphatech Inc
111 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA 01803

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