Multi-sensor Fusion for Integrating Tracking and Discrimination

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0134
Award Id:
81672
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-010-0647
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036593457
Principal Investigator:
Andy David
Senior Engineer
(703) 414-5039
andrew.david@dac.us
Business Contact:
Kelly McClelland
Director, Corporate Busin
(703) 414-5024
kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Under this Phase II SBIR, the Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) team proposes two advanced capabilities that are not currently supported in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Employing ground-breaking techniques developed under Phase I of this effort for describing and solving the problems of tracking and discrimination within a single Bayesian network model, we propose the development of a high fidelity, multi sensor fusion framework for integrating tracking and discrimination. Additionally, we will formalize and automate elements of our innovative Multiple Hypothesis Bayesian Network framework for discrimination-aided track correlation, making it suitable for use in the operational BMDS. Both of these proposed approaches will build on the DAC team's computational techniques for performing inference in large-scale network models. These technologies, combined with DAC's experience in missile defense will result in algorithms suitable for simulated, end-to-end testing in Phase II, and integration and deployment to the BMDS via Phase III of this SBIR. The work outlined in this proposal has received a letter of endorsement from Raytheon, indicating the strong potential that exists for commercialization of this technology.

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