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Track Correlation

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-027
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
SciTec, Inc.
100 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Track Correlation
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7421
Award Amount: $99,967.00


Several approaches to multi-target tracking using data from disparate sources are available as a point of departure for meeting the requirements of the ballistic missile defense system. Kalman filters (KF) represent the basic fusion approach geared towards tracking the 3D positions, velocities and accelerations of boosting missiles by fusing angles-only data from multiple sensors. Extended Kalman filters (EKF) and Interacting Multiple Models (IMM) are critical improvements to these fusion approaches, but armed with tracking data only they are not enough. It is clear that the problem cannot be solved simply by ingesting angles-angles data from a variety of disparate sensor sources into a boost phase tracker and "turning the crank." The key to early intercept will be to discriminate between observations of multiple threats, eliminate false tracks, and characterize each threat prior to ingestion of angles-angles data into the EKF/IMM framework. SciTec's will extract features that are available from signature data only during the early boost phase from OPIR to provide critical evidence of threat type and heading, fuse these features with track data to prioritize cueing/processing UAS data and develop a fusion processor that will ingest data from disparate sources to provide a track precise enough to support engagements.

Principal Investigator:

James Lisowski
CEO/ Sr. Scientist

Business Contact:

David Carrick
Small Business Information at Submission:

SciTec, Inc.
100 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 222255328
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No