Improved Representation of Sensor Exploitation for Automatic Sensor Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-C-1680
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1542
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-212
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: 094841665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Hill
 (703) 284-8424
 jhill@alphatech.com
Business Contact
 John Barry
Phone: (781) 273-3388
Email: jack.barry@alphatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced optimization-based algorithms for sensor resource management have been previously developed to support Level 1 sensor data fusion (object or track-level) estimates. In the proposed effort, ALPHATECH will further develop a computational framework that can be used to represent the expected information value of planned sensor measurements as it contributes to higher-level situation inferences concerning force units (Level 2 fusion). We will develop a computational collection valuation model for automating sensor resource management that estimates the information value to support force unit ID derivable from a subsequent sensor data exploitation process. This modeling framework will adapt current research in performance modeling of Level 1 and Level 2 fusion processes to the problem of stochastic modeling and scheduling for automated sensor resource management and will be integrated within our existing sensor resource management evaluation environment to determine its utility when considering realistic sized battlefield scenarios.

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