Surface Ship USW Sonar Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-02-C-4128
Agency Tracking Number: N012-0687
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15825 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 135, Rockville, MD, 20850
DUNS: 074844234
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Walter Allensworth
 Director of Advanced Deve
 (301) 840-9722
Business Contact
 Llew Wood
Title: President
Phone: (703) 218-2090
Research Institution
"The next generation USW combat system will implement improvedactive/passive sonar processing in a COTS architecture. Shipboardsensors include radar, hull array, towed array, and sonobuoys.The sonar analyst must efficiently manage a huge increase ininformation to realize the full potential of future underseawarfare sensors. Since operator workstations and sonar watch teamsize is limited, reliable data fusion processes are essential tomanage operator workload.This SBIR Phase II will build a multi-sensor, multi-targetautomatic feature detection, tracking and data fusion processingand display system. The system will process contact measurementsfrom multiple sonar and radar sensors and produce an integratedreal-time geographical picture of the multi-contact USWenvironment, enabling optimized sonar operator tactical situationawareness. The SBIR Phase II product will provide the followingcapabilities:- Real-time processing infrastructure to acquire sensordata from an operational USW combat system- Robust sensor registration, fusion, multi-sensor tracker,and threat assessment technologies. Capabilities will includeradar/sonar, active/passive sonar, and hull/towed array sensorfusion.- Fusion display that demonstrates operability benefits:reduced workload, reduced time late, reduced FAR, and increasedPd.The research culminates with at-sea demonstration of sonar datafusion capability on a Navy tactical surface ship.BENEFITS: The pri

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