AUTOMATED CLASSIFICATION AND DETECTION OF SONAR SIGNALS USING A PATTERN RECOGNITION EXPERT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,132.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10325
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tuskegee Research Institute
5739 Bridle Path Ct, Montgomery, AL, 36116
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John Foster
 (919) 852-3692
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PATTERN RECOGNITION EXPERT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED CLASSIFICATION AND DETECTION OF SONAR SIGNALS. THE EXPERT SYSTEM WILL BE COMPOSED OF TWO PARTS: I) FRONT END SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM TO EXTRACT POWER SPECTRUM PARAMETERS, AND II) AN EXPERT SYSTEM WHICH WILL MAKE DECISIONS ON THE POWER SPECTRUM PARAMETERS BASED UPON A RULE-BASED LIBRARY. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS EFFORT IS AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM WHICH CAN DETECT AND CLASSIFY BOTH ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SONAR SIGNALS IN NOISY ENVIRONMENTS (LESS THAN -10 DB SNR). BASED UPON PRELIMINARY WORK IN THIS AREA, AN EXPERT SYSTEM HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED WHICH CAN EFFECTIVELY DETECT NARROWBAND AND BROADBAND SIGNALS IN -20 DB TO -30 DB SNR ENVIRONMENTS. APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATION RULES WILL FURTHER ENHANCE THE EXISTING SYSTEM SO THAT UNIQUE CLASSIFICATION CAPABILITIES CAN BE ACHIEVED IN NOISY ENVIRONMENTS. THE PHASE I PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL BE COMPOSED OF THE FOLLOWING STAGES: I) COMPUTER MODELING OF EXPERT SYSTEM, II) RULE-BASE DEVELOPMENT, III) SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND REAL-TIME TESTING. ONCE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHASE I HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, PHASE II & III EFFORTS WILL INCORPORATE FULL-SCALE DEVELOPMENTAL EFFORTS TOWARDS AN OPERATIONAL SYSTEM.

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