Regionally Adaptive Precision Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0103CR178
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB1-0299
Amount: $459,759.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: 094841665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Hodges
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 273-3388
 brian.hodges@alphatech.com
Business Contact
 John Barry
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 273-3388
Email: jbarry@alphatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
While there have been a number of recent advances in track precision and maintenance via the AMSTE program, long-term track maintenance remains an elusive goal. Track breaks are primarily the result of miss-detections due to micro-obscuration from foliageand buildings and or due to the vehicle dropping below Minimum Detectable Velocity (MDV) because of parking or stopping at intersections and yields. These unpredictable areas of miss-detections and the resulting track breaks are a tracking fact of life andhave gone largely un-addressed.ALPHATECH's proposes to continue the successful Phase I effort to develop and refine new High Range Resolution (HRR) scoring technologies that connect the resulting track segments and the use of road map information to help in the nomination. Aditionally,ALPHATECH will design innovative target motion models, methods for inferring probability of detection maps and regionally adaptive tracking techniques that are necessary for a system to maintains situational awareness on high priority targets.

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