ADVANCED WEAPON STATION AUTOMATION/INTEGRATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$494,765.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9164
Agency Tracking Number:
9164
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
84 Oak St, Binghamton, NY, 13905
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Timothy D Masters
(607) 722-7803
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
UNDER THE ADVANCED WEAPON STATION AUTOMATION/INTEGRATION TOPIC, WE PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE RESEARCH TO INTEGRATE TARGET EXTRACTION, AUTOMATION AND EXPERT SYSTEMS INTO ONE DEMONSTRATABLE WEAPON SYSTEM FOR TRAINING INTELLIGENT GUNNERS, AND DEVELOPING FIRE CONTROL DECISIONS. THREE PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THIS WEAPONN SYSTEM CAN BE DEVELOPED USING "OFF-THE-SHELF" HARDWARE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE EXISTING SR&E ATR ALGORITHMS; (2) TO DETERMINE DOMINANT FACTORS AFFECTING AN TOTALLY AUTOMATED SEGMENTATION PROCESS AND (3) TO CONDUCT A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATIONS AFTER THE FINAL SYSTEM IS DEVELOPED AND TESTED USING REAL WORLD IMAGE DATA AND TACTICAL INFORMATION EMBEDDED AS EXPERT SYSTEMS CONTROLLING THE SEGMENTATION AND TARGET EXTRACTION PROCESSES. THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM ARE: (1) AUTOMATION AS THE BASIS OF ATR ACTION; (2) EMBEDDED EXPERT SYSTEMS AS THE DECISION MAKER TO CONTROL THE AUTOMATION PROCESSES; AND (3) THE WEAPON SYSTEM SERVING AS THE TRAINING ROUND FOR DEVELOPING THE EXPERT SYSTEM. IN THIS SYSTEM CONCEPT, THE HUMAN ANALYST IS TO CONTROL THE AUTOMATED ATR PROCESSES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE/SHE IS TO LEARN FROM THE WEAPON HOW TO DEVELOP RULES FOR AN AUTOMATION FILE.

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