Standalone Multiscan Pre-Filter System for Radar Data

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$887,852.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0145
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-016-0607
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-016
Small Business Information
NUMERICA CORP.
PO Box 271246, Ft. Collins, CO, 80527
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Slocumb
 Program Manager II
 (970) 419-8343
 bjslocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Title: VP/COO
Phone: (970) 419-8343
Email: jbpoore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In surveillance platforms such as the E-2, it is essential that the Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar provide an accurate track picture of the surveillance region. Estimates of position and heading are important, but more critical is the maintenance of continuous tracks through clutter, target maneuvers, and other challenging scenarios. Thus, pre-filter techniques that can improve tracking performance relative to breaks and swaps, and can reduce the computational loading on the tracking system, are critical to the overall AEW system mission performance. The fundamental objective of this research program is to develop a multiscan pre-filter algorithm that reduces the amount of non-target measurements passed to the tracker while maximizing the number of target-oriented measurements that are passed to the tracker. The multiscan pre-filter operates using efficient (computationally cheap) methods to identify measurements that could feasibly associate together to form a target track before passing the data to the tracker where more expensive association techniques are employed.

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