Advanced Data Association and Predictive Tracking (ADAPT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7035
Award Id:
86494
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-046-0267
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:
ChrisSmith
Senior Engineer
(703) 682-1615
chris.smith@dac.us
Business Contact:
KellyMcClelland
Director, Corporate Busin
(703) 414-5024
kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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