Data Fusion Handoff

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-109-0659
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-109
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Charlene Ahn
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
cahn@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and C
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
There are many applications in which target tracking systems rely on multiple sensors to track objects over long durations to achieve situational awareness. In particular, Naval missions, such as those that support Maritime Domain Awareness, rely on a collection of sensors that typically have disjoint coverage. The objective of such a system is continuous tracking of surface vessels. across large geographical regions. Suppose a vessel is tracked while in the field-of-view (FOV) of a particular sensor. The vessel leaves the FOV of that sensor and, after a time gap, enters the FOV of a second sensor. While the vessel will be tracked upon entering the FOV of the second sensor, any intelligence gathered on that vessel prior to the coverage gap will be lost unless the system correctly recognizes that the vessel is the same vessel that left the first sensor's FOV and entered the second sensor's FOV. Toyon Research proposes to develop a collection of algorithms to support both the decentralized communication and fusion required by such a sensor network in order to maintain a constant track ID on any particular vessel. Toyon will demonstrate the system in a simulated scenario defined in cooperation with Navy personnel.

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