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Multi-Spectral Countermeasure and Debris Identification and Mitigation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1771
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-028
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
20532 El Toro Rd Ste 303 Mission Viejo, CA 92692-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Multi-Spectral Countermeasure and Debris Identification and Mitigation Algorithm Suite
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7717
Award Amount: $1,999,957.00
 

Abstract:

Objects tracked by optical sensors in ascent phase and midcourse are frequently obscured on the focal plane by closely spaced objects, countermeasures and debris (or clutter) that affect the performance of discrimination and tracking algorithms. Problems include missed detections, false alarms, corrupted signatures and masking of pixels that contain lethal objects. The objective of the proposed effort is to develop a focal plane clutter identification and mitigation algorithm suite that can execute on-board the ABIR, PTSS and SM-3 platforms. The suite uses multiple band focal plane data to identify regions of interest that contain clutter via characterization of the surface material properties found on the focal plane. Once identified, regions are processed by generating image maps that are manipulated to reject"hot"clutter thereby enhancing signatures of relatively"cool"targets of interest. The suite then leverages the CCIR3.1 closely spaced object (CSO) algorithm to provide target detections. This phase II effort will focus on maturation, testing and integration of the algorithm suite into the SM-3 Block IIA testbed, laying the groundwork for a successful phase III transition.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Hendrix
Chief Scientist
(949) 716-4290
hendrix@exoanalytic.com

Business Contact:

Holly Bertrand
Chief Operating Officer
(949) 716-4290
bertrand@exoanalytic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
20532 El Toro Rd Ste 303 Mission Viejo, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 270412359
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No