Improved Detection, Localization and Classification of Torpedoes Award - March 2015
Adaptive Methods, Inc. of Centreville, VA was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract under topic N131-047 Improved Detection, Localization, and Classification of Torpedoes. This research will demonstrate opportunities to use the hull-mounted sensor to increase the probability of detecting torpedoes, and to reduce false torpedo alerts. The approach is to develop improved signal processing to facilitate existing and future feature detectors, and to develop kinematic features that exploit the motion characteristics and the broad spectrum of energy of these weapons. The specific means to achieve this are: 1. Utilize extended bandwidth and other improvements to the hull-array adaptive beamformer (ABF) to better detect both kinematic and acoustic-signature torpedo characteristics; and 2. Develop kinematic feature-detector algorithms capable of detecting various torpedo motion patterns with the hull array.
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