Integrated Data Registration for Networked Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,977.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-101-0110
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-101
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Heron Systems Incorporated
20945 Great Mills Road, Suite 201, Lexington Park, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
075189415
Principal Investigator:
Jason Summers
Senior Software Engineer
(301) 866-0330
jason.summers@heronsystems.com
Business Contact:
Brett Darcey
Director
(240) 298-7725
brett.darcey@heronsystems.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
An integrated data registration solution using neural networks is proposed. Previous data registration solutions typically involve a fixed model of biases and noise. The biases are then estimated and the estimates used to offset future sensor measurements. These models are unable to solve more complex situations where the errors do not fit into a given model. Given a changed operating environment, a new model would need to be developed. A new approach is needed that can respond flexibly to highly variable operating environments. Neural networks are a solution that can offer this flexibility. We propose to extend the work of Haim Karniely's"Sensor Registration using Neural Networks"to include sensor navigation and clock synchronization. The solution is algorithmic in nature, requiring the identification of a method for training the NN to remove sensor, navigation and clock biases. Customized error and learning rate functions will be developed to train the neural net. Existing Heron Systems products will be leveraged to create a test environment for training and evaluating the neural network. The test environment will include a scenario generator for developing training and test cases and an unclassified E-2 radar model.

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