Compressive Sensing in the Tactical Underwater Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0294
Award Id:
90302
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-019-0682
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5840 Banneker Rd., #270, Columbia, MD, 21044
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118849145
Principal Investigator:
Zhanfeng Yue
Research Scientist
(410) 730-6922
zyue@fastvdo.com
Business Contact:
Pankaj Topiwala
President
(410) 730-6922
pankaj@fastvdo.com
Research Institution:
Johns Hopkins University
Trac Tran
3400 N. Charles St.,
215 Barton Hall
Baltimore, MD, 21218 2686
(410) 516-7416
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The relatively opaque and inhospitable ocean medium presents unique and formidable challenges for the task of sensing & recognizing underwater objects. Impenetrable to most forms of electromagnetic radiation, the sea yields a glimpse of its hidden structure mainly through acoustic and optical means, which is the reason that sonar sensors and optical cameras are widely used in the tactical underwater environment (e.g. for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV). For such sensor platform, large amounts of data is often required to be sampled relative to the signal of interest, so is highly sophisticated and computationally expensive techniques for estimating sensing geometry. In order to reduce the sampling and computational requirements, thus increase area coverage rates and relax sensing geometry requirements, FastVDO proposes a complete framework using Compressive sensing (CS) techniques to sense, transmit signal and recognize objects in the underwater environment.

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