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Joint Target Tracking and Classification using GMTI/HRR Data

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57702
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021SN-0168
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Joint Target Tracking and Classification using GMTI/HRR Data
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-1692
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

High-Resolution Radar (HRR) range profiles provide a means to improve a GMTI tracker's performance when vehicles enter kinematically ambiguous situations. There is a need for methods that process HRR profiles on-the-fly, enhance their features, discover the salient features, and learn robust representations from a small number of views. In Phase I we demonstrated feasibility of pattern enhancement and learning methods based on neural models of human visual processing, learning, and recognition that provide a novel approach to address this need. Promising simulation results using datasets of military targets indicate that these methods can be exploited in the field to improve the association between GMTI detections and tracks. The proposed effort will extend and integrate the system designed in Phase I to create a prototype feature-aided tracking system, providing coupled solutions to the problems of GMTI tracking and on-the-fly HRR learning & recognition. We will analyze and enhance stability of HRR feature discovery and learning & recognition, and enable the incorporation of a priori knowledge. We will demonstrate and transfer to AFRL/SN the integrated feature aided tracking system and results on scenarios of interest. The proposed strategy has potential for real-time processing, which will be implemented on COTS signal processing boards.

Principal Investigator:

Allen Waxman
7812733388
allen.waxman@alphatech.com

Business Contact:

John Barry
7812733388
jack.barry@alphatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No