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Intelligent Sensor Fusion for Shipboard Auxiliary Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0055
Agency Tracking Number: N112-159-0651
Amount: $79,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-159
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-10-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor
Beltsville, MD -
United States
DUNS: 061997029
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Murat Yasar
 Principal Investigator
 (240) 790-0673
Business Contact
 Sandra Selha
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (240) 790-0620
Research Institution

Data analysis and sensor fusion is undeniably the most pertinent part of science and practical applications related to information management for damage detection and condition monitoring. Unfortunately, for a general solution to be tractable for coupled, distributed systems, such as shipboard auxiliary systems, sensor fusion requires innovative techniques and algorithms. The ultimate goal for the proposed sensor fusion is to address the problem of damage detection in the auxiliary systems, to improve situational awareness, and to formulate appropriate control actions. Our technique combines a statistical signal processing approach based on Hidden Markov Modeling with nonlinear estimation theory developed for complex distributed systems. Fusion of data from multiple sources will lead to managing the information regarding sensor features simultaneously. We aim to achieve a reliable and computationally inexpensive sensor fusion technology targeted for shipboard auxiliary systems.

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