Passive Angle Tracking in a Distributed Sensor Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,949.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0080
Award Id:
87041
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-137-0961
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NUMERICA CORP. (Currently NUMERICA CORPORATION)
4850 Hahns Peak Drive, Suite 200, Loveland, CO, 80538
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth
Program Director
(970) 461-2000
rpaffenroth@numerica.us
Business Contact:
Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
(970) 461-2000
smueller@numerica.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In the modern electronic warfare environment, a network-centric tracking system will have to function in a variety of jamming scenarios. The coordinated use of multiple distributed sensors by network communication has the potential to substantially improve track state estimates, associated feature and attribute estimates, and combat identification (CID) of targets, even in the presence of enemy countermeasures. The improvement is primarily due to geometric diversity, complementary sensor information, and different coverage areas and these effects are precisely those that are particularly desirable for tracking problems involving passive angle measurements. With respect to tracking, multiple target tracking methods divide into two broad classes, namely single frame and multiple frame methods.The performance advantage of the multiple frame methods over the single frame methods follows from the ability to hold difficult decisions in abeyance until more information is available or, equivalently, the opportunity to change past decisions to improve current decisions. Accordingly, the focus of this effort will be the interaction of ECM scenarios with advanced multi-target, multi-sensor multiple frame tracking algorithms and to provide network-centric processing of passive angle measurements.

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