Passive Tracking in Endfire

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: N101-062-0369
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-062
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W. Monach
 Vice President
 (757) 727-7700
Business Contact
 W. Monach
Title: Vice President
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Research Institution
In this project Wagner Associates, with Pennsylvania State University/Applied Research Laboratory (PSU/ARL) as a subcontractor, will develop Improved End-fire Tracking Algorithms (IETAs) that will accomplish the goals of this R&D project: I. Accurately resolve closely spaced multiple torpedoes in towed array end-fire II. Accurately track closely spaced multiple torpedoes in towed array end-fire III. Generate accurate and timely alerts for torpedoes in towed array end-fire To achieve Goal I we will utilize advanced techniques for estimating the number of objects in end-fire, and for estimating the bearing and spectrum of each object. To achieve Goal II we will take the detection reports produced the signal processing algorithms and maintain tracks over time using multiple hypothesis data fusion, Gaussian sum tracking and Interacting Multiple Model (IMM) target motion models, and Bayesian association techniques. To achieve Goal III we will utilize enhanced Bayesian inference techniques.

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