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Profile Fusion for Active Sensor Management

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
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: 2002
Title: Profile Fusion for Active Sensor Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-M-1202
Award Amount: $99,777.00


"ALPHATECH will develop and demonstrate algorithms for managing multi-mode radars and using the acquired profiles to identify targets with high confidence. ALPHATECH has existing technology and expertise in profile exploitation and sensor resourcemanagement. However, no system has been developed for the coordinated exploitation and management of multiple radar modes to identify targets. To accomplish the profile fusion, we propose a statistical analysis of profile data that will yield a set ofmode-dependent weights for fusing data without overcounting information. The result will be a well-behaved classifier that will converge to a conservative classification probability vector. To acquire the profiles, we propose to actively manage thesensor. We will extend an existing ALPHATECH dynamic programming framework for sensor resource management to the problem of managing the sensor to acquire profile data. In the dynamic programming framework, we can model both stochastic and deterministicaspects of the system and derive computationally efficient near-optimal management strategies. Enhanced track continuity enables both improved battle space awareness for surveillance missions, and efficient engagement in targeting missions. ALPHATECHenvisions the technology that will result from this SBIR program effort has the potential for significant interest from a large customer base, both within DoD and the commercial sector. The technology c

Principal Investigator:

Brian Hodges
Principal Engineer

Business Contact:

Andrew S. Mullin
Gen. Cnsl. & Dir. of Cont
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alphatech, Inc.
50 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No