Multi-Static Processing Using Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4566
Agency Tracking Number: N131-030-0314
Amount: $79,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-030
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Signal Systems Corporation
877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Suite 210, Severna Park, MD, -
DUNS: 958055055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Robinson
 Senior Engineer
 (410) 431-7148
 marc@signalsystemscorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Riddle
Title: President
Phone: (410) 431-7148
Email: larry@signalsystemscorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Signal Systems Corporation proposes to use our Coherent Multi-static Acoustic Processing (CMAP) software to process the received acoustic sonobuoy data. The CMAP algorithms and software are an advanced coherent signal processing chain that is the baseline for the P-3/P-8A Multi-static Active Coherent (MAC) program and was developed under the Office of Naval Research"s (ONR) Littoral ASW Multi-static Program (LAMP). SSC will use our Multi-Static Performance Model (MSPM) simulation tool to show the improvement in detection range, time to detect, duration of track and other key metrics. Additionally, SSC has a Likelihood Ratio Tracker (LRT), which is an automated Bayesian multi-static detection and tracking fusion engine. This Bayesian processor will process the multi-static"s processors contact reports and fuse common contacts across different sonobuoys. The LRT processing is a proven method to dramatically improve the detection and false alarm characteristics of multistatic contacts and overcome the bearing ambiguity of using omnidirectional sonobuoy sensors by using the localization effect of a distributed field of omnidirectional sensors.

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