Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Recognition Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1054
Agency Tracking Number: F061-217-0800
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-217
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327, Westlake Village, CA, 91362
DUNS: 005100560
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 vijaya shankar
 Vice President
 (818) 865-3713
Business Contact
 Vijaya Shankar
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 865-3713
Research Institution
Development of target recognition algorithms require 1) predicting accurate physics-based signatures, and 2) characterizing signature sensitivity to various field parameters in order to identify robust and stable signature features. HyPerComp Inc. in collaboration with SAIC-DEMACO proposes to build a computational platform using its highly accurate Maxwell’s equations solver TEMPUS (Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator) a procedure to model uncertainty that enables quantifying the sensitivity of solutions and derived quantities (RCS, SAR, etc.) to key parameters affecting signatures observed in the field. The uncertainty model is based on the recent work of Prof. Hesthaven of Brown University and his colleagues that uses a so-called chaos expansions to represent the functional dependence of the solution on parameters that can only be described in a statistical sense. This approach is far more efficient than the traditional method of Monte Carlo sampling and it naturally provides a probability distribution for the solution space.

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