3 Phoenix moves ahead with sensor fusion system for experimental submarine photonics mast

WASHINGTON, 19 Dec. 2010. Sensor fusion experts at 3 Phoenix Inc. in Fairfax, Va., are developing a deployable real time data fusion and time synchronous sampling system based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic components for on-the-fly data reduction of atmospheric measurement information, fusion of data sets, graphic representation of the data, and dissemination of the data to users.

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WASHINGTON, 19 Dec. 2010.Sensor fusion experts at 3 Phoenix Inc. in Fairfax, Va., are developing a deployable real time data fusion and time synchronous sampling system based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic components for on-the-fly data reduction of atmospheric measurement information, fusion of data sets, graphic representation of the data, and dissemination of the data to users.

3 Phoenix engineers are doing the work under terms of a $14.5 million contract announced Friday from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington. The contract is a phase-3 small business innovative research grant (SBIR), which is typically oriented towards commercialization of SBIR research or technology.

The contract is part of an initiative in which 3 Phoenix engineers developed an off-the-shelf non-penetrating photonics mast system for testing aboard U.S. Navy Virginia-class fast attack submarines.

The work is part of a NAVY SBIR program called “Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data.” This initiative is expected to yield sensor-fusion technology that is applicable to any sensor system in airborne and land based applications that uses time synchronous sampling, data set fusion, and dissemination.

3 Phoenix will do the work in Fairfax, Va.; Wake Forest, N.C.; and Hanover, Md.; and should be finished by December 2011. For more information contact 3 Phoenix online at www.3phoenix.com, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.

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