Mobile-Agent-Based Collaborative Sensor Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,922.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0169
Award Id:
92540
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-068-0225
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP. (Currently AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION)
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
604717165
Principal Investigator:
Olivier Toupet
Research Engineer
(617) 500-4813
otoupet@aurora.aero
Business Contact:
Diana Eichfeld
Research Engineer
(703) 396-6329
deichfeld@aurora.aero
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The network-centric warfare concept relies heavily on disparate sensor information, coming from the ground (e.g. special ops), the surface (including USVs), various manned and unmanned air vehicles, and space, all processed and made available on tactical and strategic networks to a variety of users. Many such sensors distributed in a littoral environment would result in a complex mesh of information, motivating fusion approaches that take into consideration the communication and energy constraints of the sensors. Such complex fusion, processing, and distribution concepts will require next-generation solutions including automated sensor tasking, information and network management, distributed data fusion, and new approaches to information distribution. Aurora is proposing to develop an approach that covers all the aspects of the solicited technology from the study of sensors and how to most efficiently combine them for multi-target tracking (MTT), to the implementation of advanced data fusion and association techniques from geographically distributed, heterogeneous sensors, to the development of a communication and energy efficient network architecture based on the innovative mobile agent concept, that will provide operators with a reliable operational picture. Aurora's experience on multi-vehicle coordination and sensor fusion for MTT puts it in a unique position to meet the challenges of this solicitation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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