Multi-Mode LADAR ATR System Modeling For Performance Estimation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,499,070.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-10-C-1723
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-149-2299
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-149
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Sheet Dynamics, Limited
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley
Principal
(513) 631-0579
sshelley@sdltd.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Shelley
Principal
(513) 631-0579
sshelley@sdltd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SDL will develop ATR separability performance estimation tools for multi-mode LADAR systems utilizing physics based modeling of geometry, vibrometry, polarimetric and multi-spectral signatures. These tools will estimate achievable separabilty based on sensor characteristics, sensing modes, mission specifications, target sets and operating conditions. A significant component of the work is developing robust vibrometry feature extraction algorithms based on physical understanding and modeling of power plant vibration generation mechanisms for nominal and off-nominal power plant operation. These tools will enable a performance based sensing approach to multi-mode sensor design studies, directly linking sensor design descisions to impact on achievable ATR performance. In addition these tools can be used for mission planning, optimizing sensor and ATR algorithm parameters for specific mission objectives and environmental conditions. BENEFIT: The ATR separabiilty performance estimation capability developed will enable sensor design decisions to be linked directly with achievable ATR separability performance. THis will speed development of improved sensors, feature extraction algorithms, classification approaches and ATR systems in general.

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