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Company Name:
Numerica Corporation
Address:
4850 Hahns Peak Drive
Suite 200
Loveland, CO 80538-
Phone:
(970) 461-2422
URL:
EIN:
841349484
DUNS:
956324362
Number of Employees:
50
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,250,407.00 54
SBIR Phase II $22,852,768.00 28
STTR Phase I $579,679.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,499,938.00 2

Award List:

Data Segmentation/Centroid Processing with Tracker Feedback for Tracking Closely Spaced Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Senior Research Engineer
Abstract:
"With wideband phased array radars, objects can be larger than the rangeresolution in which case multiple detections will occur across adjacent range cells. Forconditions with closely-spaced objects (CSOs), a key processing function is the segmentation ofdetections (called primitive measurements)… More

A Bayesian Network Model for Tracking in Support of Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey B. Poore, President
Abstract:
"The success of hit-to-kill missile defense systems depends on correct discrimination of an entire collection of tracks. A number of organizations are now building Bayesian Network (BN) system models that assume near-perfect tracking knowledge, and theseBNs use single tracks and collections of… More

Multiple Sensor Tracking for SBIRS Low in Cooperation with Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
"Tracking midcourse objects for SBIRS Low is a truly significant anddifficult scientific problem that must be solved to provide aconsistent set of tracks to discrimination. For the space based IRsensors, the resolution is limited due to the geometry and distancefrom the satellite to the targets. … More

Multiple Frame Cluster Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey B. Poore, President
Abstract:
"The aim of the BMD program is to provide a layered defense against ballistic missile threats.A central component to the BMD system is the tracking system which hasto provide accurate tracks for discrimination and prediction of thethreat's position. Countermeasures in the form of debris, chaff,… More

Network-Centric Multiple Frame Association For Distributed Multiple Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,669.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
"Multiple frame data association methods such as MHT (multiple hypothesistracking) and MFA (multiple frame assignments) have establishedthemselves as the preferred tracking method. The reason for the successof this class of methods is that difficult data association decisionsare held in abeyance… More

A Bayesian Network Model for Tracking in Support of Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,137.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
The objective of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is todetect, identify, and track targets using sensor observations, andengage the lethal objects using interceptors.To achieve the desired level of effectiveness, the system mustdistinguish between the lethal and non-lethal objects.Object… More

Network-Centric Multiple Frame Association for Distributed Multiple Target Track

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,773.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Pixel-Cluster Decomposition Tracking for Multiple IR Sensor Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,463.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
Tracking midcourse objects for IR surveillance is a significant problem that must be solved to provide an accurate and consistent set of tracks for intercept and discrimination. Numerica has developed an advanced STSS tracker and tested it extensively on government supplied scenarios. Several… More

Efficient Multitarget Particle Filters for Ground Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman, Research Scientist II
Abstract:
Many factors make the ground target tracking problem decidedly nonlinear and non-Gaussian. Some of these factors include the relatively poor angular accuracy of GMTI sensors, the presence of persistent clutter and target obscuration, and the complexity of target maneuvers. Because these… More

Multiple Frame Assignment Tracking of Surface Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
Detection, surveillance, and defense against asymmetric threat scenarios such as small surface target swarms is an important area of concern. For homeland security, drug trafficking surveillance, and the protection of Navy assets it is necessary to track these highly maneuverable targets, perhaps… More

Radar Centroid Processing and EO/IR System Model Development for BMD Benchmark

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin J. Slocumb, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
The BMD Benchmark is a MATLAB-based simulation environment used by MDA for analysis of tracking and related algorithms as they apply to missile defense. The overall objective of this proposed program is to develop algorithms and models that will enhance the BMD Benchmark. One component is the data… More

Efficient Multitarget Particle Filters for Ground Target Tracking and Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$731,560.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shawn M. Herman, Research Scientist II
Abstract:
Many factors make the ground target tracking problem decidedly nonlinear and non-Gaussian. Some of these factors include the relatively poor angular accuracy of GMTI sensors, the presence of persistent clutter and target obscuration, and the complexity of target maneuvers. Because these… More

Multiple Frame Assignment Tracking of Surface Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$441,774.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Defense against asymmetric threats such as small surface swarms is an important area of concern. For homeland security, drug trafficking surveillance, and the protection of Navy assets it is necessary to track these highly maneuverable targets, perhaps in large numbers. This requires a tracking… More

Standalone Multiscan Pre-Filter System for Radar Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$76,663.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
A key algorithm component in surveillance radar tracking systems (e.g., the E-2C) is the multiscan pre-filter that passes measurements to the tracker that are potentially from targets, while removing those originating from clutter. Since this algorithm determines feasible associations, it must not… More

Radar Centroid Processing Algorithm with Tracker Feedback

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
In surveillance platforms such as the E-2C and upcoming E-2D, it is essential that the Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar provide a complete track picture of the surveillance region. To maintain continuous tracks throughout the surveillance region, the radar sensor must be able to produce… More

Advanced Air Target Track Fusion Processing of Data from Multiple Distributed Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, President
Abstract:
A key element in the mission of the United States Armed forces is the ability to identify and track multiple objects of concern and to then coordinate forces to take appropriate action. To this end, the use of multiple sensors on multiple platforms greatly enhances this tracking and identification… More

Hybrid and Feature-Aided Multiple Hypothesis Correlation with Ambiguity Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,594.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman, President
Abstract:
A critical need for BMD is innovative data fusion algorithms that enable the BMDS to meet performance standards by overcoming known limitations due to disparate, sparse, or degraded local (sensor) track or measurement data. A hybrid approach is sought that can correlate both measurement and track… More

Hierarchical Image Processing for CSO Resolution

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Observation of closely-spaced objects using limited-resolution infrared sensor systems can result in merged measurements, which can hamper the performance of both tracking algorithms and discrimination. Algorithms intended to improve image resolution capability are often processor-intensive. This… More

Hybrid and Feature-Aided Multiple Hypothesis Correlation with Ambiguity Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,048,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Shawn M. Herman, Program Manager
Abstract:
In our Phase I program, Numerica developed a prototype for a hybrid and feature-aided multiple hypothesis correlation (HMHC) system that provides a framework to address several deficiencies in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). During the last two years, Numerica has partnered with the… More

Network-Centric Multiple Frame Association for Distributed Multiple Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$722,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey B. Poore, President / Chief Scienti
Abstract:
The coordinated use of these multiple distributed sensors by network communication has the potential to substantially improve track state estimates, associated feature and attribute estimates, and identification of targets (ID and CID), primarily due to geometric diversity, complementary sensor… More

Association of Critical, Infrequent Data for Network-Centric Multiple Frame Association for Distributed Multiple Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Program Manager II
Abstract:
The ability to detect, assess and resolve ambiguity in the measurement- or feature/attribute-to-track association process is fundamental to the success of correct fusion of information and to the robustness of combat identification algorithms that depend on the correctness of this association… More

Hierarchical Image Processing for CSO Resolution

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Allison Floyd, Program Manager I
Abstract:
Observation of closely-spaced objects using limited-resolution infrared sensor systems can result in merged measurements, which can hamper the performance of both tracking algorithms and discrimination. Algorithms intended to improve image resolution capability are often processor-intensive. This… More

Novel Representations of Elevation Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
With ever-increasing detail in terrain elevation data available to the Warfighter, new challenges are faced in the Battlespace for storage, transmission, and rapid display of these data. The key benefit of these more detailed data is better representation of terrain: thus, traditional approaches to… More

Track Correlation / Sensor Netting - Submission B

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Program Director
Abstract:
The Ballistic Missile Defense System is evolving into a distributed network-centric architecture with tracking and discrimination being performed using multi-sensor data. The X-Band radar (FBX-T, SBX, and THAAD) will play a key role in the network. Each is capable of providing wideband waveforms… More

Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin J. Slocumb, Program Director
Abstract:
Airborne ISR platforms generate tactical air picture representations using kinematic information from radar and combat identification information from ELINT. This program seeks to develop a fusion system that is capable of combining airborne MTI (AMTI) radar data and airborne target ELINT (ATE)… More

Optimization of Sensor Management/Sensor Registration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Miller, Research Scientist V
Abstract:
To provide multiple layers of defense against increasingly complex threats, the heterogeneous sensors of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) must be carefully coordinated to make optimal use of their diverse capabilities. In particular, because information demands are tied to the timeline… More

Advanced EA and EMI Radar Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ben Slocumb, Program Director
Abstract:
Navy radar systems must operate in increasingly complex signal environments. The deployment of higher power transmitters and wider bandwidth waveforms causes energy to become spread out throughout the spectrum, leading to more unintended interference from nearby friendly radar systems. Advanced… More

Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Shawn M. Herman, Program Director
Abstract:
Armed Unmanned Systems (UMSs) will be common in the Future Force Battlespace. In order to make the most efficient use of manpower, control modes with more UMS autonomy are necessary. Numerica envisions a system of multiple aerial and ground vehicles that intelligently prioritizes, tracks, and… More

Robust Algorithm Development for Multidimensional Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,688.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
Highly reliable detection of hazardous materials is a fundamental part of homeland security. Arrays of simple sensors can provide much of the sensitivity and selectivity of sophisticated sensors, but without the substantial hardware overhead. Unfortunately, such arrays are not without their… More

Standalone Multiscan Pre-Filter System for Radar Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$857,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin J. Slocumb, Program Manager II
Abstract:
In surveillance platforms such as the E-2, it is essential that the Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar provide an accurate track picture of the surveillance region. Estimates of position and heading are important, but more critical is the maintenance of continuous tracks through clutter, target… More

Multi-Target Track and ID with Persistent Hyperspectral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Military operations in urban warfare provide an added emphasis to effectively detect, track, and ID ground targets in challenging environments. Given the high dynamic nature of ground targets and the ambiguity that may result from closely spaced targets, incorporation of feature data from sensors… More

Passive Angle Tracking in a Distributed Sensor Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
In the modern electronic warfare environment, a network-centric tracking system will have to function in a variety of jamming scenarios. The coordinated use of multiple distributed sensors by network communication has the potential to substantially improve track state estimates, associated feature… More

Improved Contact Association

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Program Director
Abstract:
The US Navy is developing an Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS), the purpose of which is to provide a net-centric capability to support fleet commanders. A significant advantage the architecture will provide is the integration of the C4I domain and the combat systems. Since many… More

Optimization of Sensor Management/Sensor Registration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey B. Poore, Co-Principal Investigator
Abstract:
To provide multiple layers of defense against increasingly complex threats, the heterogeneous sensors of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) must be carefully coordinated to manage their load and make optimal use of their diverse capabilities. The approach to sensor resource management… More

Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,852.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Project Manager
Abstract:
The current missile defense system incorporates overhead IR sensors as well as ground-based radar sensors for detection and tracking of ballistic missile events. Data from these sensors are separately fused into tracks before finally being associated in the C2BMC using the Ballistic Launch… More

Track Correlation / Sensor Netting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,866.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The tracking and data communication architecture for the current BMDS can be characterized as a "centralized" architecture in that sensor data are sent to a central node for correlation and fusion. Future plans are to evolve this architecture into a "distributed" one where correlation and fusion… More

Fusion of Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Information

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,420.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Principle Investigator
Abstract:
Airborne ISR platforms generate tactical air picture representations using kinematic information from radar and combat identification information from ELINT. This program seeks to develop a fusion system that is capable of combining airborne MTI (AMTI) radar data and airborne target ELINT (ATE)… More

Novel Representations of Elevation Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
Dynamic use of increasing, high fidelity GIS data remains a significant challenge in processing GIS data. As the demand by users to exploit detailed DEM data in real-time increases, novel data compression methodologies resulting in compact datasets are in high demand. Especially those that can be… More

Structural Damage Effects to Army Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,312.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Tony Krauss, Manager, Modeling & Simul
Abstract:
The Army uses MUVES-2 for the modeling and simulation of combat system vulnerability, and requires the ability to rapidly assess effects of damage to vehicle structures. This SBIR focuses on modeling damage to combat vehicle structures and the resulting effects on vehicle capabilities. SURVICE… More

Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Unmanned Systems (UMSs) are becoming a vital component for missions among all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and these UMSs can support a tremendous range of roles in combat and surveillance around the world. Many of these roles cannot be safely performed, or are not cost-effective to perform,… More

Multi-modal Performance Driven Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Research Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Donald L. Boyd
Abstract:
To provide complementary data and enable the synergistic gain from the fusion of multiple sensing modalities, there have been recent efforts to incorporate multiple sensors on the same platform. This approach may require vastly different detector material and apertures (optical lenses and antennas)… More

An Assignment Based Approach to Distributed Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Numerica proposes the development of a distributed communications and sensor resource management system. Sensor resource management (SRM) is performed at one level and then communications resource management (CRM) at a finer level with feedback to the SRM. This architecture accommodates the much… More

Hyperspectral Mutli-Target Feature-Aided Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,831.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Military operations in urban warfare provide an added emphasis to effectively detect, track, and ID ground targets in challenging environments. Given the high dynamic nature of ground targets and the ambiguity that may result from closely spaced targets, incorporation of feature data from sensors… More

CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,921.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
Coordination and merging of multiple distributed sensors over a communications network can substantially improve estimates of the type and severity of potential hazards for command and control (C2) decision makers. These sensors include long range instruments such as radar, infrared (IR),… More

Universal Signal Matching for RF Threat Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Program Director
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy uses digital wideband electronic warfare (EW) receivers for RF threat warning and cueing of countermeasures to protect Navy aircraft. The receivers accomplish these functions by processing RF waveforms from enemy radars, extracting pulse parameters, and conducting emitter… More

Three-dimensional Context and Feature Aided Multitarget Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Dismount discrimination is often based on static EO or IR target attributes such as height, length, and color. Various algorithms such as gait estimation have been developed to distinguish dismounts from other moving objects. Techniques that build high-fidelity 3D models of dismounts are fragile… More

Passive Angle Tracking in a Distributed Sensor Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$361,667.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
In the modern electronic warfare environment a network-centric tracking system will have to function in a variety of jamming scenarios. The coordinated use of multiple distributed sensors by network communication has the potential to substantially improve track state estimates, associated feature… More

Multi-Target Track and ID with Persistent Hyperspectral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$731,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Military operations in urban warfare provide an added emphasis to effectively detect, track, and ID ground targets in challenging environments. Given the high dynamic nature of ground targets and the ambiguity that may result from closely spaced targets, incorporation of feature data from sensors… More

Efficient Propagators and Gravity Models in non-Cartesian Coordinate Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,766.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Nick Coult, Program Director
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
RI Contact:
Randall W. Draper
Abstract:
Accurate and timely surveillance of objects in the near-Earth space environment is becoming increasingly critical to US national security. One of the main difficulties in this domain is efficiently and accurately modeling trajectories of the vast number of objects in orbit around the Earth. The… More

Realistic State and Measurement Error Uncertainty Computation and Propagation for Space Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
RI Contact:
Randall W. Draper
Abstract:
Space surveillance is the component of space situational awareness focused on the detection of resident space objects (RSOs) and the use of multisource data to track and identify space objects. While the propagation of the states of RSOs has been investigated extensively over the last fifty years,… More

Space-Time Signal Processing for Detecting and Classifying Distributed Attacks in Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Research Institution:
Colorado State University
RI Contact:
Cathy Smith
Abstract:
A mathematical framework for detection and classification of weak, distributed patterns on computer networks is proposed. The framework will provide rigorous methods for understanding performance bounds and optimality of intrusion detection methods, while also providing concrete and implementable… More

Estimation and Prediction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trajectories

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,955.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Nick Coult, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is serious concern about the introduction of UAV's into the National Air Space because of their potential to increase the risk of loss of separation (LOS) between aircraft. Many UAV's lack a ``sense and avoid'' (SAA) capability, i.e., they do not possess an adequate means of making the UAV… More

Continuation Methods and Non-Linear/Non-Gaussian Estimation for Flight Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose herein to augment current NASA spaceflight dynamics programs with algorithms and software from two domains. First, we propose to use numerical parameter continuation methods to assist in computation of trajectories in complicated dynamical situations. Numerical parameter continuation… More

Resource Optimization for Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bret Kragel, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Resource optimization for battle management in ballistic missile defense requires the determination of both the optimal allocation and optimal employment of sensors and weapons against threat launches. This becomes especially difficult for threats in ascent phase, where the class of potential… More

Network Centric Tracking for Integrated UGS and UAV Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
The use of unmanned assets both on the ground and in the air are proving effective as semi-autonomous ISR platforms. While unmanned ground systems (UGSs) can provide stable, close-in, and persistent capabilities, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) provide flexibility for wide area search missions and… More

Persistent IR Detection and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Recent employment of airborne persistent surveillance systems by the Department of Defense has provided a significant force multiplier to military operations. These systems are capable of providing real-time imagery from airborne sensor systems to a ground station in order to provide situational… More

Non-cooperative Target Detection/Identification (ID)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,777.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Vice President
Abstract:
To achieve desired levels of operational performance, airborne surveillance systems require a capability for identifying non-cooperative targets within the surveillance space. Effective non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) systems reduce the time to engagement and also the incidence of… More

Advanced Estimation and Data Fusion Strategies for Space Surveillance/Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Space surveillance or reconnaissance is that component of space situational awareness focused on the detection of resident space objects (RSOs) and the use of multisource data including available radar and electro-optical data to track and identify space objects. Our proposed program aims to… More

Data Mining Development for OCS/DCS SSA Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Miller, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
Numerica proposes to develop a prototype system for co-orbital anti-satellite (ASAT) threat assessment, intended ultimately to be integrated into a larger data mining / data fusion Space Situation Awareness (SSA) environment. This system will mine the available satellite kinematic track data for … More

Persistent Hyperspectral Tracking and Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
Recent employment of persistent surveillance systems by the Department of Defense has provided a significant force multiplier to both combat and asymmetric threat operations. Furthermore, the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is proving effective as semi-autonomous ISR platforms. These systems… More

Desert Fauna Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Juan Vasquez, Program Director
Abstract:
According to the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for Edwards Air Force Base, the Department of Defense, and in particular, the U.S. Air Force is taking an active role in the protection and conservation of natural resources to include endangered species. Given the large expanse of some… More

CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director
Abstract:
Coordination and merging of multiple distributed sensors over a communications network can substantially improve estimates of the type and severity of potential hazards for command and control (C2) decision makers. These sensors include long range instruments such as radar, infrared (IR),… More

Advanced ABIR Correlation and Fusion Algorithms for an Enhanced C2BMC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,994,381.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, CEO/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The current U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is comprised of a range of components, the integration of which is the responsibility of the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system. In the current architecture, track data from Overhead Persistent Infrared… More

Estimation and Prediction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trajectories

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,754.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is serious concern about the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the National Air Space (NAS) because of their potential to increase the risk of collision between aircraft. At present, many UAV platforms lack a Sense and Avoid (SAA) capability to mitigate collision risk, and… More

Continuation Methods and Non-Linear/Non-Gaussian Estimation for Flight Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,413.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose herein to augment current NASA spaceflight dynamics programs with algorithms and software from three domains. First, we use parameter continuation methods to assist in computation of trajectories in complicated dynamical situations. Numerical parameter continuation methods have been… More

Multi-Sensor Space Object Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,828.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space surveillance or reconnaissance is that component of space situational awareness focused on the detection of resident space objects (RSOs) and the use of multisource data including available radar and electro-optical reports to support their tracking and identification. The proposed… More

Resource Optimization for Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,407.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
The U.S. DoD has made ballistic missile defense a top priority. In response, MDA is developing a layered ballistic missile defense system (BMDS). A key requirement for this system is a global battle manager that efficiently and effectively coordinates the actions of the component sensors and weapon… More

Advanced Estimation and Data Fusion Strategies for Space Surveillance/Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$723,258.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Chief Scientist/CEO – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space surveillance is that component of space situational assessment and protection that makes use of multisource data to track and identify space objects. Given the increasing importance of space, the need to protect space assets, and the increasing number of objects in space, an… More

Non-cooperative Target Detection/Identification (ID)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,722.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, VP, Programs&Business D – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To reduce the incidence of fratricide, improve time to engagement, and increase situational awareness, the Air Force is pursuing technologies with the capability of positively identifying non-cooperative targets. However, single-sensor NCTR systems may be unable to resolve all target… More

Space-Time Signal Processing for Detecting and Classifying Distributed Attacks in Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Research Institution:
Colorado State University
RI Contact:
Jennifer Strange
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In our work we are developing and applying a mathematical and computational framework for detecting and classifying weak, distributed patterns in sensor networks. Our work demonstrates the effectiveness of space-time inference on graphs, robust matrix completion and second order analysis… More

Realistic State and Measurement Error Uncertainty Computation and Propagation for Space Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Aubrey Poore, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
RI Contact:
Randall Draper
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The correct representation of a resident space object's state uncertainty and the accurate propagation of the uncertainty by way of the Fokker-Planck equation, collectively referred to as uncertainty consistency, is fundamental to space situational awareness and the problems of… More

Real-time Estimation of UAS Performance Using Efficient Sampling of Functional Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,976.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jason Adaska, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Numerica proposes to developed advanced algorithms for constructing a UAS vehicle model from ATC surveillance data in real-time. Using functional descriptions of aircraft performance and computationally efficient sampling techniques, UAS model parameters are estimated, and aircraft maneuvers that… More

Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,495.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
The U.S. DoD has made defense against regional missile threats a top priority. In response MDA is pursuing a Phased Adaptive Approach, which includes new sensors, such as Airborne Infrared (ABIR) and the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). Recently, regional missile defense has focused on raid… More

Integrated Data Registration for Networked Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,899.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenrith, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
All sensors are less than perfect in their perception of the environment, including knowledge of their own position and orientation. These errors lead to inaccuracies in fulfilling their responsibilities, and less than optimal performance in support of warfighters. When sensors in a network seek to… More

Multi-Sensor Space Object Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,232.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Joshua Horwood, Research Scientist – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space surveillance is that component of space situational assessment and protection that makes use of multisource data to track and identify space objects. Given the increasing importance of space, the need to protect space assets, and the increasing number of objects in space, an… More

High Efficiency SIGINT Collection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,789.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Slocumb, Program Director – (970) 612-2312
Abstract:
U.S. intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) platforms employ SIGINT sensors for target platform detection, identification and location. Many receivers are narrowband and are scanned over the RF spectrum (e.g., 2-18 GHz) in search of RF emitters of interest. With the rapid proliferation… More

Interactive Generative Manifold Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,969.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director – (970) 612-2333
Abstract:
Nonlinear manifold learning is an active area of mathematical research. Unfortunately, the extant literature has far less to offer on the problem of interactive nonlinear manifold learning. In other words, satisfactory nonlinear manifold learning approaches that put the''human in the… More

M&S Uncertainty Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jason Adaska, Principal Investigator – (970) 612-2329
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp.
RI Contact:
Sophia Herbert-Peterson
Abstract:
A goal of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is to use computer simulation of complex systems to make scientifically informed assessments for high-consequence decisions. Because end-to-end empirical data is difficult to obtain for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), computer simulation… More

Automating Unmanned and Manned Sensor Performance in Demanding Tactical Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Adaska, Program Manager – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
The US Navy uses manned and unmanned airborne platforms for ISR missions in challenging littoral environments with non-segregated airspace, restricted operating regions, and sensor occlusions, while tracking and classifying potentially hundreds of targets. In this Phase I effort, we propose to… More

Novel Detection Mechanisms for Advanced Persistent Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,975.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director – (970) 612-2333
Abstract:
Department of Defense (DoD) operations are supported by a global network of computers, sensors, and equipment that is continually at risk of being breached by adversaries. Despite heavy investments in security and cyber defense, the ubiquity and interconnectedness of DoD equipment leave open the… More

Maneuver Prediction and Avoidance Logic For Unmanned Aircraft System Encounters with Non-Cooperative Air Traffic

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Philip Toit, Principal Investigator – (970) 461-2000
Research Institution:
Johns Hopkins University
RI Contact:
Marin K. PhD
Abstract:
For Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to operate seamlessly in both the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) and abroad, it will be crucial that they possess a sense-and-avoid (SAA) capability that can ensure safe operations among maneuvering, non-cooperative aircraft. Numerica Corporation, in… More

Sensor Resource Management of IR Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,375.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Miller, Senior Research Scientist – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
Emerging infrared (IR) sensor assets will play a crucial role in creating a robust and flexible Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) because they are more easily deployed in forward-based and/or space-based environments, providing coverage of threats beyond the range of terrestrial sensors, and… More

SBIR Phase I: Tracking Algorithms for Uncovering Complex Dynamic Interactions in Live Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,952.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will develop algorithms and prototype software to track and quantify forces experienced by single-biomolecules in living cells. The approach is built on recent advances in time series analysis to: (1) fit 2-D/3-D stochastic… More

High Compression of Infrared Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Data compression schemes generally fall into two main categories: lossless and lossy. Lossless schemes promise to provide an uncompressed file which is identical before and after compression. As lossless schemes must be able to reconstruct every feature of the original file they often… More

Improved Estimation Approaches for High-Accuracy Satellite Detection, Tracking, Identification, and Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Aristoff, Principal Investigator – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Numerica is proposing to extend its mature multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) technology by providing additional estimation and data fusion algorithms to support improved space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization. An extended program would aim to develop a… More

Machine Learning using Sparse Feature Representations for Non-Resolved Space-Based Space Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Navraj Singh, Research Scientist – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
Numerica is proposing a data-driven approach using modern state-of-the-art machine learning methods on sparse feature representations of non-resolved photometric data, for space object characterization, classification, and anomaly/change detection in support of threat identification and notification… More

Algorithms for IR data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bret Kragel, Research Scientist – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Detection of dim phenomena in images generated by short-wave infrared (SWIR) systems is complicated by the fact that objects of interest generate very faint trails on the raw imagery due to image artifacts; e.g., background clutter, sensor noise, internal reflections, atmospheric effects,… More

Surface Composite Tracker Component

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,882.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nate Knight, Program Manager – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
Surface target tracking in the littoral environment is challenging because of a combination of issues including the presence of highly maneuverable small water-craft, occlusions due to waves or larger vessels, and the inability of any single shipboard sensor to maintain coverage on all objects at… More

High Efficiency SIGINT Collection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Adaska, Program Manager – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
U.S. intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) platforms employ SIGINT sensors for target platform detection, identification and location. Many receivers are narrowband and are scanned over the RF spectrum (e.g., 2-18 GHz) in search of RF emitters of interest. With the rapid proliferation… More

High Compression of Infrared Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,548.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Randy Paffenroth, Program Director – (970) 461-2000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Over the past decades, the capabilities of sensors to gather data has greatly outstripped the abilities of communication links to transmit that data. Accordingly, leveraging advanced sensors requires effective techniques for data compression. In particular, modern satellites provide a… More