Multi-Static Processing Using Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,998.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4566
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-030-0314
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
958055055
Principal Investigator:
Marc Robinson
Senior Engineer
(410) 431-7148
marc@signalsystemscorp.com
Business Contact:
Laurence Riddle
President
(410) 431-7148
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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