Multi-Sensor Information Fusion and Information Visualization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-03-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1579
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Colony
 Senior Engineer
 (410) 884-7000
 mcolony@decisive-analytics.com
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: Manager, Business Ops
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Email: kcm@decisive-analytics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"In general, time-critical decision processes require advanced data fusion techniques and innovative visualization capabilities to support the decision making process. It is our position, however, that systems involving complex environments, such as thecockpit of a tactical aircraft, require much more. For systems such as these, the data fusion capability must be fully integrated with an advanced decision optimization capacity in order to present the pilot with the essential, prioritized elements ofeach decision process. Furthermore, the pilot needs an indication of the uncertainty of the data and the confidence in the recommended courses of action. The objective of this research is to demonstrate the combination of Bayesian Network technology,decision theory, and new tools for dynamically constructing large-scale networks, to provide an advanced decision support capability that meets these needs. We will demonstrate the feasibility of this concept by developing a prototype decision supportsystem for dynamic, in-flight, mission planning. This prototype will continually fuse multi-source data, while also providing the pilot with mission plan alternatives that evolve as the combat situation evolves. Additionally, we will leverage ongoingresearch with techniques for cockpit visualization of uncertain data to formulate an approach for Phase II development of a visualization prototype. This background research will greatly facilit

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