Dynamic Multisensor Exploitation (DYME)

Period of Performance: 09/08/2008 - 09/05/2009

$97.1K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Logos Technologies, Inc.
2701 Prosperity Ave Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Michigan Tech Research Institute
3600 Green Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Institution POC

Abstract

Logos Technologies and Michigan Tech Research Institute propose a Dynamic Multisensor Exploitation approach that uses complementary attributes of Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS), provided by EO/IR and RF-GMTI, sensors and multiple narrow field of view identification systems that provide classification and identification information. For Phase 1, we propose a phenomenology survey to identify key signatures and observables, a conceptual system architecture and CONOPS, and a demonstration of this system using existing and modeled data. We will demonstrate how specific algorithms can be used to let the identification sensors improve the tracking performance of the WAPS system, how information from the WAPS system can be used to improve the quality of information from identification sensors to facilitate correct detection and, thirdly, how information collected across multiple sensing modalities can provide enhanced identification of targets across time and space. The result will be a concept for a robust system that greatly improves tracking and identification of mobile threats in complex terrains. In Phase II, we will work with the government to define data collections that will support expanded demonstrations and development of advanced algorithmic frameworks necessary to implement this DYME concept, culminating in the development of a prototype processing unit.