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Maritime Traffic Model Aided Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: N161-004-0113
Amount: $249,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N161-004
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-12-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-12-20
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 238
Wayne, PA 19087
United States
DUNS: 946893658
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph G Teti Joseph G Teti
 Chief Scientist
 (610) 581-7940
Business Contact
 Joseph G. Teti
Phone: (610) 581-7940
Research Institution

Navy operations in congested littoral areas or when transiting straits is very challenging for force protection because of heavy traffic ranging from small pleasure craft and fishing vessels, to very large cargo ships and barges that are navigating in close proximity. Constructing and maintaining the track picture over long periods of time under these conditions is particularly difficult because there needs to be a methodology employed that uses an accrual of information about the surface contacts to enable high probability of re-association. The use of advanced techniques that exploit high range resolution (HRR) interrogations, EO/IR imagery and surface vessel electromagnetic emissions (AIS and non-AIS) all play a major role in establishing and maintaining the surface contact picture over large periods of time. However, smaller vessels with very few distinguishing features that irregularly or never emit are particularly challenging. The use of a maritime traffic model to further augment the track picture is potentially high value for improved track performance against small non-emitting surface vessels.

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