Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-1010
Agency Tracking Number: F051-216-0711
Amount: $749,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-216
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 158034665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thayne Coffman
 Principal Scientist
 (512) 342-0010
 tcoffman@21technologies.com
Business Contact
 Darrin Taylor
Title: Vice President
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Email: dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The desire of the US Air Force to identify and strike Time Critical Targets (TCT) as quickly as possible, has resulted in increased research into sensors and armament for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and into the algorithms required to support this new technology. When equipped with computer vision technology, the role these play in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) can increase exponentially the speed at which information can be gathered and fused into mission planning and in the Air Tasking Order (ATO). 21st Century Technologies has undertaken the Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH-GMTI or simply PATH) project to develop methods to reduce the amount of data necessary to perform automated targeting and to develop the Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms required for unmanned strike vehicles to accomplish their core operational goals. RTSFM generates all the information needed for PATH to perform passive electro-optical GMTI. PATH expands the capabilities of the RTSFM system by enabling UAVs to perform real-time ground moving target indication using innovations in 3D modeling and reasoning. 21st Century Technologies, with its expertise in advanced image processing, is uniquely positioned to fulfill this solicitation’s requirements.

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