EO/IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker Algorithm

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0368
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-026-0857
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-026
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
CA, Goleta, CA, 93117-3021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Brown
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
abrown@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development to maximize exploitation of co-boresighted multi-sensor EO/IR video, based on an innovative Bayesian track-before-detect algorithm. Statistical background modeling is performed to optimize clutter suppression, and estimated moving target likelihoods are integrated over time, without thresholding, in a non-linear particle filter. Toyon"s proposed algorithm includes multiple-target feature-aided data association via a novel Multiple-Frame Soft-Assignment Solver (MFSAS) developed in a Belief Propagation framework for computationally efficient estimation of probabilistic associations in large-scale tracking problems. Following successful development in Phase I and II, the resulting EO/IR multi-sensor fusion and tracking device is expected to be capable of real-time airborne processing of multiple unregistered video feeds within EO/IR turret SWaP constraints, based on a parallel processing architecture composed of a heterogeneous mix of embedded processors.

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