Fusion-Aided Continuous ID for Targeting (FACIT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-M-1170
Agency Tracking Number: 021SN-2188
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Sullivan
 Senior Staff Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 ksullivan@toyon.com
Business Contact
 William Dunaway
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: wdunaway@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will task future radars so that the location and identification (ID) of time-critical targets can be supported. Our approach is to treat the problem as a closed-loop feedback system where afusion-aided continuous ID process works with a dynamic sensor-tasking module to maximize the amount of information contained in a track database. The amount of information is quantified using an information-theoretic definition of the expected entropy inthe track database given a candidate sensor schedule. The domain of sensor tasks involves a range of different modes and waveforms so that the tracker may best be serviced for different values of on the expected signal-to-interference ratio, resolution,background traffic, and vehicle classification. In order to evaluate the sensor-tasking module, we will build an improved radar model within the SLAMEM simulation with the assistance of our subcontractor CAESoft Incorporated. We will also implement thedynamic sensor tasker within SLAMEM to control the new radar model and evaluate its performance. We will finish Phase I with a demonstration of the tasking algorithm operating in real time. The successful completion of this research will result in thedevelopment of a sensor manager that supports the location and identification of ground vehicles. This will be useful for many military applications in addition to civilian uses such as border p

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