Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$741,420.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-08-C-0098
Award Id:
81958
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-066-1485
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4850 Hahns Peak Drive, Suite 200, Loveland, CO, 80538
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb
Principle Investigator
(970) 461-2000
ben.slocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact:
Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
(970) 461-2000
stephanie.mueller@numerica.us
Research Institute:
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 distributed tracking architectures. Numerica's approach specifically addresses the need for a classification-aided data association process that uses the target classification information provided by the AMTI and ELINT systems. The program will also address the need for track initiation methods using bearing-only airborne ELINT reports within the context of a multi-INT network-centric architecture. The program will involve the maturation of the Numerica Multiple Frame Association (MFA) Track/Fusion Software System for potential transition into an operational system. Numerica will specifically evaluate the potential for transition into the Air Force NCCT Program, which has requirements for a AMTI-ATE fusion capability.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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