Characterization of Aerosol Inlets and Ducts

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-01-C-4069
Award Id:
53689
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0934
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Sullivan
Senior Staff Analyst
(805) 968-6787
ksullivan@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Mark Fennell
Vice President
(805) 968-6787
mfennell@toyon.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research proposes to develop a non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) module that classifies airborne targets based on high-range-resolution (HRR) radar measurements collected by any number of sensors over time. The NCTR module will consist of aclassifier that uses a representation of the target density function at a number of different aspect angles coupled with a fusion module that can fuse multiple measurements collected over time. The fusion module will consist of a Bayesian Network thatupdates beliefs about what type of target is being measured by taking into consideration a priori information regarding the types of airborne objects in an area and the capabilities of the sensors providing measurements. Additionally, the network willconsider the degree to which a particular measurement matches the expected signal of each type of target of interest. We propose to develop an initial version of the NCTR module and provide a demonstration of its capabilities on an example problem duringPhase I.The successful completion of this research will result in the development of an NCTR module that can classify airborne objects using multiple radar measurements collected over time. Non-military applications of this technology include air trafficcontrol, counter-drug operations, and medical diagnostics.

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