Multi-Sensor Automated Ship and Small Craft Classification Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0466
Agency Tracking Number: N092-103-0056
Amount: $149,841.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-103
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
3737 Atwell St., Suite 202, Dallas, TX, 75209
DUNS: 611827812
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 President
 (214) 213-5579
 sidneytheis@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 213-5579
Email: sidneytheis@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed effort is to develop, compare, and test innovative techniques that will provide robust multi-sensor (infrared and radar) classification tools to assist the operator’s rapid and accurate classification of ships and small boats in the littoral. To that end techniques will be developed that merge simultaneously obtained IR and ISAR sensor information for estimation of motion that will be then used for improved target dimension estimation and visual representation and result in improved automated classification capabilities. In addition performance of these techniques will be assessed at various ranges and vessel sizes using representative sensor parameters. Optionally, a Phase 2 plan will be developed a to mature the technology, determine implementation details and define a demonstration to be performed in Phase 2.

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