Sensor Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: B063-010-0276
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA06-010
Solitcitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Duns: 053885604
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffery Philson
 Research Scientist
 (203) 268-1249
 jphilson@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Allan Corbeil
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (203) 268-1249
Email: acorbeil@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) relies on a geographically dispersed set of sensors operating across different frequency bands. As tracking and discrimination techniques that combine information from multiple BMDS assets are superior to techniques that rely on individual sensors alone, robust data fusion algorithms are needed to maximize performance. Data fusion algorithms that provide 3-dimensional images of targets, as well as estimates of target motion parameters and tests for rigidity, offer promising new capabilities to the BMDS. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will develop and analyze a suite of algorithms that provide these target features in the context of a multi-sensor network of radars that are not cohered with one another and have a limited Coherent Processing Interval (CPI). The successful demonstration of such a system will provide target features and discrimination with minimal radar resources. In Phase I, TSC will investigate spectral estimation and 3-dimensional tomographic imaging techniques, as well as extend proven physics-based techniques to operate under a multi-sensor network. In Phase II, TSC will refine the algorithms to work with measured data and pursue speed improvements for real time applications.

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