In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization, & Tracking

Period of Performance: 09/30/2015 - 03/30/2017

$300K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc.
317 West Forsyth St. Array
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The amazing ability of humans to recognize a wide variety of sounds with minimal exposure to the myriad of subtle nuances and possible variations of these sounds has driven intense research into modeling the neurobiological processes of hearing over the last 25 years. The field of study focused on processes in the early auditory system and primary auditory cortex has made substantial advancements over the last two decades as computers have finally begun to supply the necessary processing power to run realistic models. A model of hearing in the mammalian primary auditory cortex, called Cortical Processing, has been developed. We will expand upon the research performed in Phase I and apply Cortical Processing to classify threat targets to a taxon or class level.