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AID

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
3628
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3628
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AID
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEED EXISTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE-BASED INTELLIGENT TRACKER (KBIT) ALGORITHM WITH A HEURISTIC DATA BASE WHICH WOULD BE RESIDENT ON A FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLE. ITS PURPOSE WILL BE TO AUTOMATICALLY DETECT AND TRACK MULTIPLE TARGETS SIMULTANEOUSLY. CURRENTLY, THE RDC ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LABORATORY HAS A NORTHRUP VIDEO AUTOMATIC TARGET TRACKER (VATT) HARDWARE/SOFTWARE WHICH OPERATES IN A STANDALONE MODE. J FOR THAT REASON, VATT SUFFERS FROM THE DEFICIENCIES OF A CONVENTIONAL VIDEO TRACKER, VIZ., 'AIMPOINT-WANDER', FAILURE TO CONTROL TRACK WINDOW SIZE (POOR 'GATEDICIPLINE'), LOSS OF TRACK AND FALSE TARGET LOCK-ON IN HIGH CLUTTER AND/OR LOW TARGET-TO-BACKGROUND CONTRAST ENVIRONMENT. HENCE, AKM ASSOCIATES PROPOSES TO LINK THE OPERATION OF THE EXISTING TRACKER TO THAT OF THE AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION (ATR) MODULE DEVELOPED FOR ARDC BY AKM ASSOCIATES UNDER A 1984, PHASE I SBIR AWARD. THESE TWO AI-BASED FIRE CONTROL DECISION AIDS ACTING SYNERGISTICLLY WOULD UTILIZE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ARDC PROGRAMS AND EXISTING HARDWARE AND KWOULD BE OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE WITHIN THE ADOPTED FINITE-STATEMACHINE (FSM) STRUCTURE FOR THE WEAPON PLATFORM AUTOMATION. THE KBIT ALGORITHM WILL BE DEVELOPED ON THE AKM ASSOCIATES MICROVAX II AI WORKSTATION WITH MICROVMS 3 OPERATING SYSTEM AND USING THE VAXLISP LANGUAGE. SUCH AN IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE COMPLETELY PORTABLE TO ARDC VAX 11/780 COMPUTER SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr asok k mukhopadhyay
4155716908

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Assocs
30 West Point Pl San Mateo, CA 94402

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No