Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,925.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-09-C-0004
Award Id:
83270
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-004-0015
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator:
LarryCole
Research Staff
(203) 268-1249
larry.cole@tsc.com
Business Contact:
AllanCorbeil
Operations Manager
(203) 268-1249
allan.corbeil@tsc.com
Research Institute:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Yaakov Bar-Shalom
ECE Department
371 Fairfield Way U-2157
Storrs, CT, 6269
(860) 486-4823
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase I, TSC and the University of Connecticut developed an innovative track handover algorithm which combines estimated rotational motion states with measured radar or IR data to correlate tracks. Rotational motion states are derived from S-band or X-band radar measurements using TSC's Static Pattern Reconstruction and 3D Radar Imaging algorithms. The Rotational Motion Handover algorithm demonstrated effective track handover between S-band and X-band radars, as well as handover between X-band radar and IR sensors. In Phase II, our team will further mature this algorithm and integrate it into a state-of-the-art m-best Multiple Hypothesis Tracker that was demonstrated by UCONN in Phase I. The resulting integrated algorithm can provide accurate track handover between various S-band and X-band radars, and IR sensors within the ballistic missile defense system. Performance of these algorithms will be tested using high-fidelity simulated and measured data in high clutter environments. The enhanced handover and tracking algorithm will provide the global battlespace awareness required for future multi-sensor discrimination, tracking, and interceptor guidance algorithms.

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