Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0233
Agency Tracking Number: B074-004-0081
Amount: $986,171.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 153927827
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Key
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 277-8396
 garykey@aol.com
Business Contact
 Rhonda Adawi
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 685-6672
Email: radawi@fti-net.com
Research Institution
 University of Florida
 Roslyn Oleson
 POB 116550
339 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611
 (352) 392-9447
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partner, University of Florida (UF), propose to update and implement theory, algorithms, and software for fusion of multi-sensor (e.g., RADAR and EO) datastreams, to provide enhanced acquisition, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in a cluttered multi-target environment. We propose to enhance/extend our successful Phase-I technology to support: (a) Parallel application of multiple classifiers to RADAR and/or EO/IR sensor data to identify probable target type/ track/location; (b) Processing of partial classification results in pattern space, for efficiency and visibility to developers, to produce refined classifier results that fuse multiple sensor datastreams; (c) Adaptation of classifiers and pattern-space processing to track targets given nonergodic (statistically changing) inputs; (d) Analysis of complexity and performance on several processor system architectures, with best-performance implementation on a hardware system. Phase II will utilize adaptive pattern selection and pattern-space processing to develop, test, and verify prototype data fusion / target classification algorithms that incorporate partially-corrupted signatures and will also produce a prototype hardware implementation. FTI has provided additional details of the technology to Mr. David Hangsleben, MDA/CCBMC, and Mr. Donald Drouin, Technology Integration Manager for the Boeing Company. Both gentlemen expressed interest and a desire for continued updates.

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