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Adaptive Guidance Against Maneuvering Targets for Ballistis Missile Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86391
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-012-0577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GUIDED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1603 Zack Hinton Parkway South McDonough, GA 30253 1453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Adaptive Guidance Against Maneuvering Targets for Ballistis Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W91260-09-C-0029
Award Amount: $599,912.00
 

Abstract:

Existing approaches to guidance and estimation for intercept of maneuvering targets are often dependent on assumed models of maneuvering target behavior. We have shown in Phase I that intercept lethality can be dramatically reduced when an interceptor guidance strategy optimized for a specific maneuvering target type encounters a target whose behavior differs from that of the assumed model. We then demonstrated in simulation the ability to augment a baseline combination of guidance and estimation with an adaptive element. Through rapid adaptation, the augmented system performs well against a variety of maneuvering targets. The adaptive approach appears to be especially beneficial when the inceptor does not enjoy a large acceleration advantage over the target. In partnership with Lockheed Martin, the phase II program shall (1) refine the adaptive approach developed in Phase I; (2) provide quantitative demonstration of improved or same Agile Kill Vehicle lethality compared to traditional guidance laws pitted against uncertain maneuvering threats in high fidelity simulation, and do so without dependence on models of target behavior; and (3) provide qualitative demonstration of the potential to further optimize overall system design by achieving a reduction in interceptor acceleration capability required to maintain required interceptor lethality against uncertain maneuvering targets.

Principal Investigator:

J. Eric Corban
CTO
7708989100
ec@guidedsys.com

Business Contact:

Scott Vinson
VP Operations
7708989100
sv@guidedsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GUIDED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1603 Zack Hinton Parkway South McDonough, GA 30253

EIN/Tax ID: 582145332
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No