Sensor Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7144
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1848
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-001
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator
 Charlene Ahn
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 cahn@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The MDA mission requires the use of data fusion to obtain accurate and persistent tracks of threatening objects discriminated from debris/countermeasures in order to provide an integrated picture of the battlespace as well as fire control solutions to interceptors. A wide variety of information may be available for integration, including multiple sensor measurements, features, and track states; combining all these can improve track identification, association, and accuracy, especially in challenging missile defense scenarios. Toyon Research Corporation will continue to develop a modular solution for data fusion that incorporates both short-term individual measurement associations and longer-term track-to-target associations. The measurement-to-track fusion module incorporates a modified Multiple Hypothesis Tracker (MHT) in conjunction with nonlinear filters and association as well as a Bayesian network to model feature information and possible inferences in a way that promotes improved measurement-to-track fusion. Toyon's Fusion and Correlation for Tracked Object Retention (FACTOR) module handles track-to-track fusion. The FACTOR system will incorporate advanced fusion algorithms and be adapted to an architecture that is aligned with that envisioned by the MDA. Toyon shall additionally design a scenario with multiple attacks from multiple launch sites in order to test these algorithms. The development shall be in a spiral process that uses testing and analysis to fuel future algorithm development. Furthermore, because of the modular form in which the measurement-to-track and track-to-track fusion algorithms are cast, it is easy to perform studies changing different parameters in the simulation or the algorithms. Toyon will also perform integration with a testbed determined by the MDA.

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