Integrated Data Registration for Networked Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number: N112-101-0243
Amount: $79,899.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-101
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
CO, Suite 200, Loveland, CO, 80538-6010
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randy Paffenrith
 Program Director
 (970) 461-2000
 randy.paffenroth@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Title: President/COO
Phone: (970) 461-2000
Email: jeff.poore@numerica.us
Research Institution
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Abstract
All sensors are less than perfect in their perception of the environment, including knowledge of their own position and orientation. These errors lead to inaccuracies in fulfilling their responsibilities, and less than optimal performance in support of warfighters. When sensors in a network seek to share their information with each other, such errors can be compounded, offsetting much of the gain to be had from fusing information from multiple sensors. Target tracking using data from a network of sensors offers challenges of its own, especially if the network nodes want to maintain a Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP). Fortunately, there are recently developed statistical methods for estimating the systematic errors, mitigating the remaining stochastic errors, and efficiently maintaining SIAP among the members of a sensor/tracking network. Numerica is at the forefront of the research and development of these algorithms, and we propose to adapt and extend these methods to develop an integrated data registration system for networked aircraft for the US Navy.

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