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A Framework for an Optimal and Adaptive BMDS Firing Doctrine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
59049
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0519
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CARDINAL SYSTEMS & ANALYSIS, INC.
4000 Cathedral Ave, NW Suite 121B Washington, DC 20016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Framework for an Optimal and Adaptive BMDS Firing Doctrine
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6002P0081
Award Amount: $69,868.00
 

Abstract:

"The BMD program has been redirected to develop fully integrated, layered defenses capable of defending against all ranges of threats. A critical aspect of this development is an integrated firing doctrine; i.e., that part of the battle management systemthat allocates interceptors to attackers across all the layers. Optimal firing doctrine is a function of both offense and defense capabilities. Therefore, optimization is potentially an important feature of evolutionary, capabilities-based defenses. Theoverall objective of the proposed research is to develop a framework for an optimal and adaptive BMDS firing doctrine. The framework is based on an adaptive structure in which the defense starts with a set of planning assumptions and then, as the attackunfolds, real-time estimates of system parameters are used to determine the allocation to the known attackers and planning assumptions are updated to determine the reserve for possible future attackers. Implementation is by an innovative combination ofnon-linear resource allocation techniques, Bayesian analysis, and decision theory. Phase I will focus on a preliminary definition of that part of the framework associated with the coordination of firing doctrine across the boost and midcourse layers. Anoptimal and adaptive firing doctrine is required for evolving, capability based defenses. The anticipated results will set the stage for detailed development at the overall BMDS level as

Principal Investigator:

C.Tucker Battle
President
2022570690
tbattle@CardinalSA.com

Business Contact:

C. Tucker Battle
President
2022570690
tbattle@CardinalSA.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cardinal Systems & Analysis, Inc.
4000 Cathedral Ave, NW, Suite 121B Washington, DC 20016

EIN/Tax ID: 522284489
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No