Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: F074-021-0036
Amount: $99,895.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T021
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRTUAL ORG
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
 Brad Grinstead
 Sr. Systems Engineer
 (919) 433-2400
 bgrinstead@iavo-rs.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Heric
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (919) 433-2400
Email: mheric@iavo-rs.com
Research Institution
 CUBRC
 James Llinas
 P.O. Box 400
4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY, 14225
 (716) 631-6900
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The US Air Force seeks innovative techniques and algorithms to investigate optimal platform routing that optimizes collection for fusion metric benefits, while also satisfying collection and de-confliction requirements. The primary focus in this regard is on the combination of both cooperative-system wide-body and multi-UAV (i.e., categorically inclusive UAVs) devices that provide positive and complementary benefits to improved ISR. Routing and data fusion requirements related to effective uses of these cooperative platforms demand progressive algorithmic techniques and methods embedded in theoretically innovative approaches. Indeed, such thinking serves as the basis for our solution described herein. In understanding the program needs, our proposal focuses on a particular class of cooperative ISR missions that can benefit from improved technologies from both platform routing and data fusion as well as automated dynamic resource allocation techniques and automated support to within-platform multi-operator workflow. Accordingly, we will address the class of cooperative ISR missions involving cooperative multi-platform and cooperative air-to-ground tactical SIGINT, EW, and Information Operations-type collection, fusion, and exploitation activities.

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