Threat Assessment and Validation Toolset

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,967.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0186
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-283-1271
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-283
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
969868298
Principal Investigator:
Jane Pavlich
Systems Engineer
(734) 975-8777
jpavlich@michiganaerospace.com
Business Contact:
Peter Tchoryk
CEO
(734) 975-8777
ptchoryk@michiganaerospace.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose a toolset and architecture that will not only provide assessment and mitigation of threats, but will also provide a simulation environment to allow generation of realistic data sets and metrics for testing and comparison of different threat detection and assessment algorithms. Our approach differs from previous attempts because it is based on ensembles of decision trees that are tractable and utilizes actual features in the telemetry that can be characterized quantitatively (as opposed to neural net approaches). Although the focus on this Phase I will be to produce the threat assessment, simulation environment, and validation performance metrics, the algorithms will be designed to operate within the larger framework of the Joint Directors of Laboratories (JDL) model for data fusion. One of the outputs of the simulation environment will be a library of anomalous data that can be used to evaluate different detection techniques and quantitatively assess their ability to detect and ultimately distinguish between technical, environmental, and actual threats to the spacecraft. The simulation environment will also allow “what if” scenarios through deterministic and non-deterministic adjustments of the input variables.

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