Advanced across-sensor geospatial applications to support battlefield preparation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0402
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1208
Amount: $450,451.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-135
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 1010 Gloria Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Heric
 (919) 688-8212
Business Contact
 Matthew Heric
Title: President
Phone: (919) 688-8212
Research Institution
The US Navy seeks science and technology feasibility research emphasizing innovative imagery and data fusion approaches for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and exploitation (i.e., ISR). Interest includes using data from multiple sensors/systems for comprehensive and timely ISR, supporting operational users in joint force battlespace environments. We propose to research and develop linear structural modeling methods for fundamentally advancing geospatial fusion. We plan to use the progressive technique to manage and analyze geospatial attributes that affect directly and indirectly latent and manifest battlespace dynamics. Remotely sensed imagery provides vital information for generating these models, capturing many of the primary indicators for exogenous and endogenous causal relations significant to military planning and operations. We believe this offers a radically different geofusion approach. Among others, it is capable of utilizing the wealth of variables typically obtained when analysts work jointly on multiple tasks as per battlespace CONOPS. Furthermore, by examining complex reciprocal causation, structural relations focuses on true combined battlespace ISR attributes. There are no known remote sensing geofusion solutions using structural relations, yet the civil and military user communities continue searching for fundamental breakthroughs along these themes, and this bodes well for commercialization of an eventual software solution during Phase II.

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