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Weapons Typing Assessment via Spectrally Diverse Sensors and Air Sample

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
77996
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-010-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SciTec, Inc.
100 Wall Street Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Weapons Typing Assessment via Spectrally Diverse Sensors and Air Sample
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7525
Award Amount: $99,936.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal will develop methods to determine the weapons type associated with Ballistic Missile Defense engagements. This development will use impact and debris track observations from active RF and passive EO/IR sensors. The goal is to increase efficacy and accuracy for which individual objects within the debris field can be tracked and characterized, when sensor fusion is employed. This information is useful to fulfill multiple MDA missions, including weapons typing and consequence management. For example the observation of a population of uniformly sized debris may suggest submunitions were present in the target, and/or the spectral observations of the debris cloud may indicate the presence of a chemical weapon. Threatening debris state vectors can be propagated to the ground for recovery or air sampling, and hazard zones for orbital platforms can be identified. The Phase 1 focus will be on the recent Aegis BMD intercept collections in order to develop the necessary track fusion, metric extraction, and data visualization tools on a recent collection with a wide variety of debris tracks. Later phases will extend this result to all MDA mission regimes, where multiple target types have been intercepted, in order to assess the utility of fusion for post-engagement weapons typing.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Caldwell
Senior Scientist
9378747991
jcaldwell@scitec.com

Business Contact:

James Lisowski
CEO
6099213892
jlisowski@scitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCITEC, INC.
100 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 222255328
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV.
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Contact: Christopher Michaelis
Contact Phone: (443) 778-5336
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university