Continuous Identification of Ground Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$746,871.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-01-C-1861
Award Id:
55306
Agency Tracking Number:
001SN-3201
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP. (Currently TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION)
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, 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 Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will provide a continuous identification of ground vehicles through moving and stationary states. These algorithms will receive detections with signature information from synthetic apertureradars (SAR) and high-range-resolution-ground-moving-target-indicator (HRRGMTI) radars. The detections and signatures will be processed over time to form a continuous track of target vehicles even if they are traveling amongst other vehicles. This will bedone using innovative approaches to signature-aided tracking with both HRRGMTI and SAR signatures. The output of the algorithms will consist of a list of target locations and identities in addition to a set of sensor task requests. The sensor task requestswill provide feedback to the sensors so that they can be focused on particular regions in particular modes. For instance, when a moving target track is lost, a spotlight SAR request may be made to acquire the target in its stationary state. In addition todelivery of the algorithms, we propose to deliver a testbed to AFRL. The testbed can be used to evaluate the algorithms that we develop as well as other algorithms and concepts such as the tanks under trees (TUT) effort.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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