AID

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3628
Agency Tracking Number:
3628
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Akm Assocs (Currently Akm Associates, Inc.)
30 West Point Pl, San Mateo, CA, 94402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR ASOK K MUKHOPADHYAY
(415) 571-6908
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEED EXISTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE-BASED INTELLIGENT TRACKER (KBIT) ALGORITHM WITH A HEURISTIC DATA BASE WHICH WOULD BE RESIDENT ON A FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLE. ITS PURPOSE WILL BE TO AUTOMATICALLY DETECT AND TRACK MULTIPLE TARGETS SIMULTANEOUSLY. CURRENTLY, THE RDC ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LABORATORY HAS A NORTHRUP VIDEO AUTOMATIC TARGET TRACKER (VATT) HARDWARE/SOFTWARE WHICH OPERATES IN A STANDALONE MODE. J FOR THAT REASON, VATT SUFFERS FROM THE DEFICIENCIES OF A CONVENTIONAL VIDEO TRACKER, VIZ., 'AIMPOINT-WANDER', FAILURE TO CONTROL TRACK WINDOW SIZE (POOR 'GATEDICIPLINE'), LOSS OF TRACK AND FALSE TARGET LOCK-ON IN HIGH CLUTTER AND/OR LOW TARGET-TO-BACKGROUND CONTRAST ENVIRONMENT. HENCE, AKM ASSOCIATES PROPOSES TO LINK THE OPERATION OF THE EXISTING TRACKER TO THAT OF THE AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION (ATR) MODULE DEVELOPED FOR ARDC BY AKM ASSOCIATES UNDER A 1984, PHASE I SBIR AWARD. THESE TWO AI-BASED FIRE CONTROL DECISION AIDS ACTING SYNERGISTICLLY WOULD UTILIZE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ARDC PROGRAMS AND EXISTING HARDWARE AND KWOULD BE OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE WITHIN THE ADOPTED FINITE-STATEMACHINE (FSM) STRUCTURE FOR THE WEAPON PLATFORM AUTOMATION. THE KBIT ALGORITHM WILL BE DEVELOPED ON THE AKM ASSOCIATES MICROVAX II AI WORKSTATION WITH MICROVMS 3 OPERATING SYSTEM AND USING THE VAXLISP LANGUAGE. SUCH AN IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE COMPLETELY PORTABLE TO ARDC VAX 11/780 COMPUTER SYSTEM.

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