Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: F071-066-1485
Amount: $99,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-066
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
NUMERICA CORP.
PO Box 271246, Ft. Collins, CO, 80527
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Slocumb
 Program Director
 (970) 419-8343
 bjslocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Title: Vice President / COO
Phone: (970) 419-8343
Email: jbpoore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Airborne ISR platforms generate tactical air picture representations using kinematic information from radar and combat identification information from ELINT. This program seeks to develop a fusion system that is capable of combining airborne MTI (AMTI) radar data and airborne target ELINT (ATE) data to provide a Common Operating Picture (COP). Numerica's proposed fusion approach is formulated within the context of a multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) system, and it leverages Numerica's extensive expertise in architectures for a Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP). Numerica's approach specifically addresses the need for an attribute-aided scoring process that uses the target classification information provided by the AMTI and ELINT systems, and it addresses the issue that airborne ELINT systems are unable to geospatially-reference the location of ATE reports. The proposed program also addresses techniques for capitalizing on AMTI-ATE fused data. At each platform, the fusion results can be used for sensor control to improve detection, accuracy, surveillance coverage, and response time performance.

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