FORMAL MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SENSOR MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17814
Amount: $72,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tau Corp.
485 Alberto Way, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter L. Rothman
 (408) 395-9191
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IN THE PAST, SENSOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED UTILIZING A VARIETY OF AD HOC METHODS AND HEURISTIC "RULES OF THUMB." LITTLE OR NO ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO PROVIDE A CONSISTENT INTELLECTUAL FRAMEWORK OR SYSTEM LEVEL ARCHITECTURE FOR SUPPORTING SENSOR MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS. THIS APPROACH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO UTILIZE SYSTEM LEVEL REQUIREMENTS TO DEFINE SENSOR MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS. IN CONTRAST, WITH A FORMAL MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO SENSOR MANAGEMENT, THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE SENSOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WILL MEET SPEICIFC NUMERICAL REQUIREMENTS CAN BE DETERMINED ANALYTICALLY. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THE ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE SENSOR MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURES AND ALGORITHMS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP FORMAL MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SENSOR MANAGEMENT. BOTH BROAD THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS, AND SPECIFIC ALGORITHMIC APPROACHES WILL BE EXAMINED DURING THE PHASE I EFFORT.

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