Adaptive Compressed Sensing for Mission Prioritized Data Collection and Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T10-0119
Amount: $99,722.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT10
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
111 Berkeley Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210-
DUNS: 045342322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Leskiw
 Director of Research
 (315) 423-3985
Business Contact
 Donald Leskiw
Title: President
Phone: (315) 423-3985
Research Institution
 Syracuse University
 Patricia Lowney
 Office of Sponsored Programs
113 Bowne Hall
Syracuse, NY, 13244-
 (315) 443-2807
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: The test and evaluation (T & E) of complex systems is challenging in many respects. Vast amounts of data are typically generated, which need to be transmitted, stored, and analyzed. Traditionally, such testing has been"stove-piped,"with the data in one domain collected and analyzed independently of the others. Nowadays, however, T & E activities are being integrated. And dynamical as well as static testing is required when the temporal affects of disparate domains are not mutually independent. Accordingly, Leskiw Associates and the Data Fusion and the Aerospace Engineering research groups at Syracuse University are teaming together to develop Adaptive Compressive Sensing technologies for (multi-) Mission Prioritized Data Collection and Analysis. The Phase I domain of definition is wind tunnel data provided by the Aerospace Engineering group, and the baseline algorithm is one developed by the Data Fusion group. The immediate objective is a Proof-of-Principle demonstration of a new recursive compressive sensing approach for efficiently disseminating T & E data according to user"s needs. BENEFIT: The envisaged technology being developed here has many potential uses, besides its principal use for efficiently disseminating T & E data according to user"s needs. Leskiw Associates has identified two: distributed interferometric signal processing for Electronic Support (e.g., passively identifying radars); and multi-sensor fusion for phase-derived range aided tracking of ballistic objects, and discrimination between targets and decoys. And Syracuse University has identified several: the principal one is the University"s Skytop wind tunnel facility. Others include: inference functions for weak signals (e.g., detection, classification, parameter estimation); and netted sensor tracking of small objects; and sensor resource management.

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