Target Discrimination for Subsurface Ordance Characterization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32192
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
3046A Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA, 22901
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David G Ward
 (804) 973-1215
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Cesium vapor magnotometer and ground-penetrating radar senors currently used to identify subsurface Unexploded Ordnance locations also respond to underground clutter and anomalies. The ultimate objective of this project is to develop a classifier or discriminator that has the potential of providing significantly improved performance on target discrimination for subsurface ordnance. This classifier/discriminator will be a powerful general purpose software product that can be run in computers installed in military aircraft or commercial utility vehicles. The software will be able to be applied to other subsurface identification problems, such as accurately locating underground utility lines (water, gas, power, telecommunications, sewer, etc.). The Phase I effort will focus on developing and evaluating various competing algorithms and the Phase II classifier/discriminator software product.

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