Propagation of Uncertainty in Anticipatory Image Exploitation Using Polynomial Chaos Random Process Representations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,947.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-1353
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-080-1193
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-080
Small Business Information
BARRON ASSOC., INC.
1410 Sachem Place, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA, 22901
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
120839477
Principal Investigator
 Michael DeVore
 Research Scientist
 (434) 973-1215
 barron@bainet.com
Business Contact
 Connie Hoover
Title: General Manager
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Email: barron@bainet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ability to accurately anticipate target behavior on the basis of surveillance data is critical in many military and civilian contexts. Information regarding target behavior may be drawn from a variety of sources, each of which suffers from uncertainties in the form of noise, inaccuracies, and outright errors. This proposal seeks to develop novel methods for dealing with this uncertainty by vertically integrating uncertainty models in a common framework through all levels of data processing, by adapting uncertainty models over time to incorporate newly observed behaviors and interactions, and by leveraging powerful new adaptive processing techniques. The resulting technology will propagate uncertainties from inputs and models, producing a distribution over anticipated behaviors and a characterization of the most likely future target tracks and associated likelihood measures. This output can be used to intelligently manage sensor and targeting assets, to minimize the need for a human operator to supervise system operation, and to quickly detect targets that deviate from predicted behavior.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government