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Sensor Resource Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-011-0443
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-011
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
5285 SHAWNEE ROAD SUITE 400 ALEXANDRIA, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Sensor Resource Management
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7912
Award Amount: $99,261.00
 

Abstract:

The task of managing employment planning and real time tasking of sensor resources in complex ballistic missile defense target environments demands innovative techniques. As the complexity of a threat scene grows, the resources required to survey the situation grow at an even faster rate. Sensor resource limitations require intelligent and deliberate management in a multi-raid or multi-target environment. One approach taken to solve this dilemma is to assign simple rules and priorities to various types of tasks to the sensors, but these approaches are often limited in applicability and suffer under varied conditions outside of the original, narrow design space. The innovative approach in this proposal relies on a fundamentally different approach to solving this problem. By applying a series of cost functions that address the key system performance drivers and utilize knowledge of the threat phenomenology, the costs and benefits of many potential sensor task assignment sets can be examined. From this analysis, a set of possible assignments can be found and evaluated, thus providing a multi-hypothesis solution forward in time. It is the intent in Phase I to prove this concept is feasible, technically sound, and performs well under highly complex threat scenes.

Principal Investigator:

Chris VanHouten
Principal Investigator
(256) 417-6741
chris.vanhouten@mtsi-va.com

Business Contact:

Ann R. Byrd
Director of Contracts
(703) 564-0589
ann.byrd@mtsi-va.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MODERN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
5285 SHAWNEE ROAD SUITE 400 ALEXANDRIA, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541670018
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No