Improved Contact Association - MP 63-08

Period of Performance: 11/20/2008 - 05/29/2009

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Metron, Inc.
1818 Library Street Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Bayesian Track-to-track association methods have been developed and implemented for the Missile Defense Agency which use both kinematic (position and velocity) and feature information to provide improved track-to-track association. Metron and Adaptive Methods have adapted this technology for use in the USW-DSS to fuse tracks from DFEN and QUIPS based on kinematic information only. The goal of this work is to extend this technology to use features from USW sensors and platforms and thereby provide improved track-to-track association performance in correctly associating tracks from the multiple sources that feed into the common tactical picture.