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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,997.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-1010
Award Id:
73159
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-216-0711
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
Thayne Coffman
Principal Scientist
(512) 342-0010
tcoffman@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
Darrin Taylor
Vice President
(512) 342-0010
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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