ASW DATA FUSION A MONTE CARLO APPROACH

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$51,907.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15407
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Daniel H Wagner Associates
Station Square Two, Paoli, PA, 19301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert J Lipshutz
Principal Investigator
(408) 745-1800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO IMPROVE AN EXISTING MONTE CARLO TRACKER THAT FUSES POSITIVE NONACOUSTIC DATA AND POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ACOUSTIC DATA, YIELDING PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE TARGET LOCATION AND VELOCITY. FIVE IMPROVEMENTS ARE PROPOSED: 1. INCORPORATE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE INFORMATION FROM TOWED ARAYS, 2. INCORPORATE DOPPLER INFORMATION INTO THE VELOCITY ESTIMATES, 3. ACCOUNT FOR A DISTRIBUTION OF TARGET DEPTHS CORRELATED TO THE TARGET SPEED, 4. ACCOUNT FOR THE CORRELATION BETWEEN TARGET SPEED AND SIGNAL STRENGTH,5. ACCOUNT FOR DIRECTIONAL AMBIENT NOISE. WE PLAN A FULL SUITE OFTESTS TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TRACKER USING BOTH SIMULATED DATA AND REAL DATA COLLECTED FROM NAVY EXERCISES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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