Distributed Multi-Layer Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-09-M-0003
Agency Tracking Number: N081-057-0354
Amount: $99,885.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-057
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230, Centreville, VA, 20120
DUNS: 135121148
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Farrell
 Principle Engineer
 (703) 968-8040
 jfarrell@adaptivemethods.com
Business Contact
 Judy Barhorst
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Email: jbarhorst@adaptivemethods.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As the Navy moves forward with plans to augment the conventional assets with unmanned sensor vehicles, standoff weapons, and intelligent command and control (C2) systems we find more data will be available from these remote assets that is needed to maintain an accurate, complete, and consistent Common Tactical Picture (CTP). Design considerations for multi-platform, multi-layer data fusion are discussed relative to the solicitation requirements. Bandwidth limitations, correlated (redundant) data considerations, fault tolerance issues, distributed/decentralized design concepts, and network topology impacts are summarized with respect to alternative architectures. A multi-layer fusion architecture robust against the issues is presented. The generalized and novel application of correlated data management and optimum bandwidth utilization is presented with detailed descriptions of benefits. Alternate commercialization markets such as border security, port and physical plant security, air traffic control, and others are presented.

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