Advanced Data Association and Predictive Tracking (ADAPT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7035
Agency Tracking Number: B073-046-0267
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
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
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: Director, Corporate Busin
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Research Institution
A high-quality Single Integrated Air Picture (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. Current methodologies work well under specific conditions but their underlying assumptions can lead to erroneous results. The DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) team proposes to develop an innovative technique that adapts to the dynamic tracking conditions of each threat (e.g. changes in uncertainties or interactions). State-of-the-art tracking algorithms will be developed to handle a wide array of stressing multi-target scenarios. These algorithms will be directly employed by our adaptable fusion architecture (named ADAPT) that was developed under Phase I of this SBIR. ADAPT enables the tracking algorithms to be dynamically swapped by either human-in-the-loop intervention or by an automated process. Finally, we provide a tool for estimating ADAPT’s tracking performance based on track density in both kinematic and feature space. This unique and innovative technology has garnered a commercial backing from a major prime contractor who has endorsed the DAC team’s solution as a potential Phase III partner.

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