Autonomous Classification of Acoustic Signals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4599
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-043-0099
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-043
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy, Suite 200, Chantilly, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
140785929
Principal Investigator
 Tushar Tank
 Principal Investigator
 (919) 562-5333
 tushar.tank@3phoenix.net
Business Contact
 Linda Leonard
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 956-6480
Email: linda.leonard@3phoenix.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Actionable situational awareness in cluttered and littoral environments with a passive sensor network requires a cost effective system capable of a high probability of detection of low-level undersea sound sources in large shallow water areas. Distributed passive arrays and autonomous sensor platforms have the potential for persistent monitoring of surface and subsurface acoustic targets. However these sensor platforms generate a tremendous amount of data that would require a great deal of operator supervision and detailed understanding of target signatures. 3 Phoenix, Inc. (3 Phoenix) has teamed with the Integrity Applications Inc. (IAI) to develop a robust suite of detection, classification, and localization (DCL) algorithms that will improve automated target recognition (ATR) of surface and subsurface contacts in high clutter littoral environments. We propose novel feature extraction methods in tandem with an efficient nonlinear adaptive kernel elastic net (AKEN) classification. The proposed DCL engine will be optimized for situational awareness within an operating scenario consisting of cluttered littoral environments. Efficient methods of implementation will be derived to enable real-time algorithm operation on existing hardware/firmware platforms such as the Persistent Littoral Undersea Surveillance (PLUS) processor.

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