MIRK (Material Identification Reflectivity Kernel) is a new approach to mine and submarine target discrimination developed by Prometheus Inc. The MIRK suite of classification/identification algorithms and codes identify man-made objects. Its use requires no hardware changes, making it both efficient and cost effective. MIRK has potential to enhance performance of active sonars in a variety of systems (torpedo, submarine, UUV, surface ship). Prometheus seeks to integrate and transition MIRK into government and prime contractor systems designed to identify threats to the warfighter. Doing so will enhance performance by reducing false alarms, and improve detection classification without changes in sensors and hardware.
Prometheus is an Applied Mathematics company that develops and integrates proprietary sensors (SONAR, RADAR) algorithms to significantly improve systems performance without hardware changes. Efficient algorithms have been developed for radar and sonar which provide real-time target classification improvements with significantly reduced false alarm rates. The sonar algorithms provide target material differentiation which has been shown to reduce the false alarm rates with MK 48 torpedoes, submarine sonars and mine detection sonars. We are executing a Navy phase II SBIR on mine countermeasure sonars with a large defense contractor partner. We seek relationships with Government activities and radar/ sonar companies to expand the utility of your systems. We will be pleased to review the applicability of our algorithms to your system at our expense.