Advanced Data Association and Predictive Tracking (ADAPT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0126
Agency Tracking Number: B073-046-0267
Amount: $99,537.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-046
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Smith
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 682-1615
 chris.smith@dac.us
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: Director, Corporate Business Admin
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Email: kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A high-quality SIAP is the essential foundation of effective air defense, reliable combat identification and is the key to exploiting advanced offensive capabilities. To develop an effective SIAP, the tracking and fusion algorithms must overcome real-world challenges such as high target density, heterogeneous data sources, and communication bandwidth requirements. The DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) team proposes to overcome these real-world problems through an innovative algorithm that has the potential to vastly improve the quality of measurement association, track correlation and fusion of sensor data with large uncertainty (e.g. high-density, passive sensors, electronic countermeasures, etc.). We propose to perform heterogeneous data fusion via a state-of-the-art fusion algorithm which will naturally and easily accommodate new and diverse sensor types as well as unanticipated sensor behavior in the face of increasingly difficult scenarios. Application of the proposed algorithms has been shown to produce fewer mis-associations and better run-time performance than other advanced tracking algorithms. Indeed, this innovative solution has garnered a commercial backing from Raytheon who has agreed to endorse the DAC team’s solution through Phases I, II, and III.

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