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Passive Tracking of Thrusting Targets from a Single Platform

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1701
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-050
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. (OKSI)
19805 Hamilton Ave Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Passive Tracking of Thrusting Targets from a Single Platform
Agency: DOD
Contract: W91260-11-C-0007
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

Multiple air/space-borne sensors can provide position and range information on boosting missiles enabling estimations of their trajectories and likely points of impact. The earlier a missile"s 3D state estimate can be constructed, the sooner the layered Missile Defense System can engage and defeat the target. Boosting and / or maneuvering missiles pose a serious challenge to constructing the 3D state vector. A multiple sensor platform constellation will provide the most accurate tracking. However, in the event of comlink failure, autonomous passive tracking provides a reliable backup for boost phase tracking. Additionally, in the event of a raid launch, monocular passive ranging (MPR) provides the ability for one platform to geolocate each target in the complexity. In short, MPR provides a desirable enhancement and essential backup to MDA"s multi-platform infrastructure. The overall objective of this proposal is to experimentally demonstrate the theoretical proof-of-concept work in Phase-I. In Phase-II OKSI will: (1) fully automate the complete MPR operations including image processing, (2) configure sensors ideal for MPR measurements, (3) deploy these sensors on HALO-I and piggyback on existing data collects, and (4) demonstrate MPR accuracy using the airborne data collected by HALO-I/II. Finally, OKSI will coordinate with future MDA architectures including Airborne Infrared (ABIR) to assess MPR integration considerations.

Principal Investigator:

Nahum Gat
President
(310) 756-0520
nahum@oksi.com

Business Contact:

Linda Papermaster
Vice President&CFO
(310) 756-0520
linda@oksi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. (OKSI)
19805 Hamilton Ave Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 954308592
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No