Dynamic Sensor Tasking of AESA Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: N062-123-0598
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-123
Solitcitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Duns: 054672662
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Sullivan
 Vice-President, Senior Sc
 (805) 968-6787
 ksullivan@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and C
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop a dynamic sensor tasking module (DSTM) that will build schedules for AESA radars so that both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions can be supported by the same set of radars. The elements of our DSTM will include emulators for targets, sensors, and fusion systems; an objective function that evaluates candidate schedules; a task creator which defines the domain of feasible candidate sensor tasks at a given time; and an optimizer which searches through the domain of candidate tasks and picks the best schedule based on the output of the objective function. We will implement the DSTM in software and test and evaluate it using Toyon-developed simulations. We will interact with contractors that develop AESA radars as well as contractors that develop systems which use AESA radars so that we build a system which works with an accurate representation of the radars. We will demonstrate the operation of the DSTM to the government as well as designated contractors using an animated display of the DSTM operating in scenarios selected in cooperation with the government.

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