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Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91629
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-050-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-050
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W91260-11-C-0004
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to adapt angle-only passive ranging methods developed for submarine warfare to the problem of range estimation for missiles using current electro-optical sensor systems in order to provide fire control quality tracking at or near threat burnout to support early intercept. Three methods will be developed: parallax or triangulation ranging; angle rate ranging; and tracker/filter algorithms. Parallax ranging is an instantaneous method that uses angle measurements from two physically separated sensors. The instantaneous rate at which the angle to the target changes over time can be related mathematically to the range to the target. These methods can also be used to estimate maximum range. Tracker and filter algorithms use target and sensor platform motion models and sensor measurement error models to calculate a stochastic estimate of the target state. Real and synthetic data sets will be used to evaluate passive ranging and tracking system performance.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Browning
President
8604647259
wjbrowning@applmath.com

Business Contact:

William J. Browning
President
8604647259
wjbrowning@applmath.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT 06335

EIN/Tax ID: 061023352
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No