Sensor Fusion Dynamic Scenario Descriptor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7132
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1850
Amount: $1,499,455.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-001
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805-1961
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kathy Byrd
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 489-8557
 Kathy.Byrd@radiancetech.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Bice
Title: Sr. Contract Administrato
Phone: (256) 489-8964
Email: Kevin.Bice@radiancetech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
For Phase II, Radiance proposes to advance our design, implementation and testing of multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis), multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state-of-the-art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filters in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. This effort supports the development of a multi-sensor, multi-geometry picture of threat scenarios, supporting C2BMCs requirement for a single integrated picture of the battlespace. Our algorithms provide an approach to improve tracking performance by simultaneously fusing metric and physical attributes. They adapt as sensor attribute data are added to the network, and adapt with changes in operational environments and threats, offering the potential to enhance performance and reduce risk for MDA C2BMC, and RF/EOIR sensor elements. For Phase I we researched, implemented, and tested the Dynamic Scenario Descriptor (DySD) simulation. Our Proof-of-Principle demonstrated the feasibility and utility of our approach. For Phase II we propose to advance this technology and continue DySD development. We will explore physics between target attributes, mapping linear and nonlinear spaces, and expand the number of network nodes. We will test and evaluate Phase II DySD with complex and diverse threats and sensors, and provide software demonstrations. We will identify and target technology insertion options, and advance our Commercialization Strategy.

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