Advanced Algorithms for Point Target Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$690,713.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F08630-02-C-0071
Award Id:
52424
Agency Tracking Number:
011MN-0840
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Mailstop 100, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bartolac
Senior Scientist
(626) 792-3000
tom.bartolac@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 792-3000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
New developments in neuromorphic concepts permit massively parallel signal processing co-located with the cryogenic focal plane detector array. The Wave Process is a low-contrast moving point target detection algorithm that reduces the data rate todownstream sensor processing, while providing data with a high density of target information. It is efficiently implemented in compact analog VLSI circuits, resulting in small, low-power, low-cost sensors with improved mission performance.In Phase I we showed that the Wave Process can better detect low contrast targets when augmented with Sampled-Time Elementary Motion Detection for isolated noise removal, a positive-feedback gain feature that boosts the target signal, and a shape-findingfunction for pulling very dim targets out of the noise.In Phase II, Tanner Research will integrate these extensions, the Adaptive Speed feature (developed on a parallel AFRL/MN contract), and additional concepts (e.g., Optical Flow), into an Advanced Wave Process. We will demonstrate the improved missionperformance with high-fidelity simulations and validated imagery data sets representing scenarios relevant to AFRL. We will optionally apply these developments to the specific requirements of identified DoD missions and systems (e.g., UAV, cruise missiledetection, Air Superiority Missile, etc.).

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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