Defeating Emplaced Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Using Fusion Algorithms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,972.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-08-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-024-0657
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-024
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator:
Allan Corbeil
Corporate Senior Staff
(203) 268-1249
acorbeil@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Robert Graziano
President & CEO
(203) 268-1249
rgraziano@tsc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IEDs are primary insurgent weapons that have caused almost half the U.S. casualties in Iraq. To date, our response has included improved vehicle armor, persistent surveillance, and electronic warfare to defeat Radio-Controlled IEDs. The CREW Duke system developed by SRC has been a phenomenal success in jamming RC-IEDs and has saved countless lives with over 12,000 units delivered. RF signal characteristics and vehicle positions are now recorded for post-mission analysis. These logs provide a sampling of the RF environment and history of U.S. convoy movements. Long-term GMTI radar detections of moving targets are also being recorded to support manual forensic analysis. TSC and SRC propose to fuse diverse data from GMTI radar and CREW Duke logs to predict IED attacks so that convoys can be warned to avoid high risk areas or change their operating procedures. In Phase I, TSC will enhance our existing anomalous movement detection algorithms to discover where insurgents may have emplaced IEDs. Our subcontractor, SRC, will help identify the best combination of information derived from CREW Duke logs, GMTI radar data processing outputs and other geospatial / intelligence sources to predict IED attacks. In Phase II, our team will mature and further evaluate this system concept.

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