Next Generation Data Fusion Architecture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-04-C-0746
Agency Tracking Number: N041-011-0197
Amount: $69,121.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-011
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Loop, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Brown
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
 kbrown@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: wkitonis@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Combining data from multiple sources into a single coherent "picture" is a fundamental challenge to battlespace management. Today's combat systems are a result of the Department of Defense's historical federated acquisition process. These individual development programs produced individual stovepiped systems, now part of the legacy baseline. Comprising various interfaces, information structure, and data elements, these incompatible systems are difficult to integrate within a Service, and nearly impossible to integrate across Services. This has hindered interoperability within battlespace operations because of the inability to take advantage of intelligence and open sources of information. Next generation architecture should provide real-time fusion performance monitoring capability and algorithm assessment that permits development of an exploration platform to capture algorithm performance information and development of an optimal solution based on actual performance with the system's data.The overall goal of this effort is to produce an efficient and portable data fusion solution for the E-2C. This solution will break down the technical barriers associated with interoperability and will allow legacy and new systems to seamlessly interoperate, while minimizing processing and bandwidth resources to fit within existing system capabilities.

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