Automated Passive Target Signature Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-06-C-3057
Agency Tracking Number: N051-046-0177
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-046
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
DUNS: 077317766
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Cowden
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3772
 cowdent@sonalysts.com
Business Contact
 Jean Miceli
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (860) 326-3787
Email: jmiceli@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Despite significant advances in acoustic processing and data display techniques, passive sonar classification still involves a significant amount of human effort. During Phase I, Sonalysts, Inc. developed a proof-of-feasibility approach to an automated passive target signature fusion rule base, focused on the similar source fusion (SSF) requirements of the DDG-1000 program. Relying on our unequaled expertise in passive and active sonar classification, as well as surface and air undersea warfare (USW) operations, modeling, and simulation, our innovative technical approach focused on the development of a set of deterministic and heuristic rules that represents the passive sonar classification process. Sonalysts’ Phase II efforts will expand on this technological success by implementing all the applicable SSF rules in a Prototype Automated SSF (AutoSSF) Module, and integrate that module within a realistic simulation of a USW tactical environment. The purpose of this integration will be to support dynamic testing and demonstration of our innovative technical approach, as well as to experiment with notional and prototypical operator user interfaces for viewing the data output of the AutoSSF module.

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