Profile Fusion for Active Sensor Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-M-1202
Agency Tracking Number: 021SN-1453
Amount: $99,777.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
50 Mall Road, 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
Business Contact
 Andrew Mullin
Title: Gen. Cnsl. & Dir. of Cont
Phone: (781) 273-3388
Research Institution
"ALPHATECH will develop and demonstrate algorithms for managing multi-mode radars and using the acquired profiles to identify targets with high confidence. ALPHATECH has existing technology and expertise in profile exploitation and sensor resourcemanagement. However, no system has been developed for the coordinated exploitation and management of multiple radar modes to identify targets. To accomplish the profile fusion, we propose a statistical analysis of profile data that will yield a set ofmode-dependent weights for fusing data without overcounting information. The result will be a well-behaved classifier that will converge to a conservative classification probability vector. To acquire the profiles, we propose to actively manage thesensor. We will extend an existing ALPHATECH dynamic programming framework for sensor resource management to the problem of managing the sensor to acquire profile data. In the dynamic programming framework, we can model both stochastic and deterministicaspects of the system and derive computationally efficient near-optimal management strategies. Enhanced track continuity enables both improved battle space awareness for surveillance missions, and efficient engagement in targeting missions. ALPHATECHenvisions the technology that will result from this SBIR program effort has the potential for significant interest from a large customer base, both within DoD and the commercial sector. The technology c

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