Recognition of High-Range-Resolution (HRR) Profile Signatures of Moving Ground Targets for Combat Identification (CID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: N071-017-0978
Amount: $729,965.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-017
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
4725 B EISENHOWER AVENUE, ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22304
Duns: 807454640
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elvis Dieguez
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 212-8870
 elvis.dieguez@mtsi-va.com
Business Contact
 Amy Kessler
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 212-8870
Email: amy.kessler@mtsi-va.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to extend and build on our Phase 1 research to create a hierarchical Aided Target Recognition (AiTR) capability utilizing High Range Resolution (HRR) RADAR profiles. We will continue to refine our utilization of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) as the basis of the hierarchical AiTR software, but will devote a portion of the program resources to explore alternative models, features and algorithms that may provide superior performance. The strategic vision is to develop a principled and conservative capability that is fully understood, methodically refined and can be depended on for a good level of performance, while pursuing promising but more speculative approaches that could yield significantly superior performance. The HMM-based system is the benchmark against which any alternative methodology will be compared. At all times, alternative methods will be compared against this benchmark and will only be adopted if significantly greater performance is demonstrated while taking into consideration any differences in complexity or required computational power.

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