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Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F12B-T06-0113
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF12-BT06
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Matrix Research Inc
1300 Research Park Dr Dayton, OH 45432-2818
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-13-M-1556
Award Amount: $148,641.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modeling in order to generalize the signature to novel operating conditions. By understanding the physical constraints on the target information, one can better construct and refine a classification system. We will show how recent bounds, developed for electromagnetic scattering, work equally well for optical wavelengths, and we propose to use these bounds to develop tools to explore feature salience. BENEFIT: The primary benefit of successful completion of this effort is improved exploitation systems wherein we can explicate why and where features are informative. This capability has numerous commercial applications in various business sectors such as defense, communication, and medical imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Arnold
Senior Staff Engineer
(937) 427-8433
greg.arnold@matrixresearch.com

Business Contact:

Carri Miller
Contracts Manager
(937) 427-8433
carri.miller@matrixresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Matrix Research Inc
1300 Research Park Dr Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 542186986
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
Mail Code 0407
San Diego, CA 92093-
Contact: Massimo Franceschetti
Contact Phone: (567) 891-2345