Advanced Multi-Sensor Array System (AMAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1044
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1714
Amount: $119,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-010
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
VISTA CLARA
8849 47th Place W, Mukilteo, WA, 98275
DUNS: 043232482
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Walsh
 Proprietor
 (425) 353-8494
 davewalsh@vista-clara.com
Business Contact
 David Walsh
Title: Proprietor
Phone: (425) 353-8494
Email: davewalsh@vista-clara.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR, Vista Clara and Quantum Magnetics propose to demonstrate the feasibility of detecting and tracking military vehicles at very long ranges using a long-baseline array of magnetic and acoustic sensors. Our AMAS system concept is based on a novel multi-sensor acquisition device, and advanced magnetic/acoustic data fusion techniques. The Phase I work plan will establish the technical feasibility of this concept by accomplishing the following tasks: 1) assemble and test 4 copies of the prototype data acquisition device; 2) develop and evaluate magnetic noise mitigation algorithms and long-baseline magnetic/acoustic tracking algorithms; 3) demonstrate prototype hardware and tracking algorithm performance through Phase I field experiments at Picatinny Arsenal. The proposed work builds directly upon Vista Clara's recent advances in magnetic array processing and magnetic/acoustic sensor fusion techniques, and QM's unparalleled expertise in the design and fabrication of inexpensive magneto-resistive magnetometers. As a Phase I Option, Vista Clara and QM will design, assemble, test and deliver a universal magnetometer calibration instrument, and investigate the feasibility of magnetic/acoustic data fusion for ground vehicle classification.

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