Improved Contact Association

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,983.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-168-0052
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-168
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
NUMERICA CORP.
4850 Hahns Peak Drive, Suite 200, Loveland, CO, 80538
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb
Program Director
(970) 461-2422
ben.slocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact:
Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
(970) 461-2422
stephanie.mueller@numerica.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The US Navy is developing an Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS), the purpose of which is to provide a net-centric capability to support fleet commanders. A significant advantage the architecture will provide is the integration of the C4I domain and the combat systems. Since many different types of sensors will be integrated, a fundamental need is a robust mechanism for the association and fusion the multi-sensor data and for generating a Common Operational Picture (COP). Classical approaches to association only use kinematic data, and feature data, measured by the individual sensors, may be used to augment the kinematic data to assist in the association problem. The objective of this program is to develop a feature/classification-aided track association algorithm that is compatible with the following: (i) the non-commensurate track and feature data that is common for the sensors expected in the USW-DSS architecture; (ii) the requirements for implementing the COP architecture; (iii) the requirements for implementing multi-hypothesis tracking. The solution will be evaluated using an extensive multi-sensor simulation suite, and a variety of metrics will be applied to assess tracking the communication link load performance.

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