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False Alarm Rejection (FAR) Techniques for Missile Warning Systems (MWSs)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82166
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-213-0219
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: False Alarm Rejection (FAR) Techniques for Missile Warning Systems (MWSs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1413
Award Amount: $749,977.00
 

Abstract:

A major challenge in developing a MWS is maintaining a high probability of detection in high clutter environments with a minimum number of false alarms. Three main methods used to detect missiles are spectral filtering, spatial processing, and temporal discrimination. Each of these methods helps with missile declaration and false alarm reduction, but further false alarm rejection is needed. The spectral and spatial characteristics of the MWS are established by the sensor; so the most viable area for system improvement is the use of advanced tracking and declaration algorithms. DRA proposes to use innovative missile and background comparison techniques to help eliminate false alarms. During Phase I and related MWS programs, DRA defined tracker performance metrics, improved missile and background motion comparison techniques, and added missile and background detection feature comparison techniques into the declaration logic. During Phase II, DRA will refine the list of performance metrics to include system performance metrics, optimize the algorithms previously implemented, develop and implement additional algorithms specific to the detection algorithms of the Correlated Dual Waveband sensor, and demonstrate the improved false alarm rejection with the upgraded MWS software.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Deschenes
Director of Engineering
9374311644
mdeschenes@dramail.com

Business Contact:

Ron Clericus
Director of Programs
9374311644
rclericus@dramail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No