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Adaptive, Efficient, and Agile Guidance for Ascent Phase Intercept

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1800
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T003
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
SySense, Incorporated
1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 1070 El Segundo, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Adaptive, Efficient, and Agile Guidance for Ascent Phase Intercept
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7763
Award Amount: $999,893.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed effort will further refine the adaptive model-based estimation and control guidance law developed during the Phase 1 effort to work in a two-tier algorithm with an agile, game-theoretic guidance law that is immune to the acceleration of the target. The two-tier approach is used to bring the intercept vehicle close to the target while conserving fuel but still obtains good minimal miss-distance performance. The first tier guidance uses a model-based estimation filter to anticipate where the ascending missile will be and rapidly detect staging. Using a model allows the interceptor to guide itself with some sense of fuel conservation. It also allows for an accurate time-to-go estimate. The terminal guidance law makes use of an estimation filter which blocks the target acceleration. This guidance is highly sensitive to target maneuvers, but makes no effort to conserve fuel. The criterion to switch between the two tiers will be investigated in this proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Sung M. Kang
CFO/Senior Research Engineer
(310) 322-7973
kangs@sysense.com

Business Contact:

Sung M. Kang
CFO/Senior Research Engineer
(310) 322-7973
kangs@sysense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SySense, Incorporated
1960 E Grand Ave STE 1070 El Segundo, CA 90245-5093

EIN/Tax ID: 954852368
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Applied Physic Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Contact: Neil Palumbo
Contact Phone: (443) 778-7693