Techniques for Automatically Exploiting Passive Acoustic Sonar Data

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,990.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0049
Award Id:
77306
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-138-0499
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 330, Fairfax, VA, 22033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140785929
Principal Investigator:
Russell Jeffers
Principal
(703) 956-6480
russ.jeffers@3phoenix.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Liverman
Principal
(703) 956-6480
andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The current passive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar processing paradigm is manpower-intensive, and relies heavily on expert operators to perform the classification function. 3 Phoenix proposes to apply innovative signal processing technologies to achieve a high level of automation in the detection and classification process in order to reduce the manning and workload levels required for passive ASW. Based on our analysis of many hours of sea test data over the years, we believe that most contacts are readily identifiable by narrowband analysis, and that with the additional features described in this proposal, a high probability of correct classification can be achieved for most contacts. 3 Phoenix will develop innovative signal feature extraction algorithms and target classification architecture while leveraging mature beamforming, signal processing and tracking technologies to address the problem of automatic classification for operator alert.

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