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Orion: Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Positioning System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Primordial, Inc.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Orion: Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Positioning System
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7363
Award Amount: $148,428.00


In ballistic missile defense (BMD), sensor placement and sensor-to-target assignment are daunting tasks; even one missed threat has devastating consequences. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovative algorithms for sensor coordination that recommend placement and response options in near-real time to provide maximum coverage against multiple BMD threats using a minimum number of land and sea Aegis assets. To address this topic, Primordial formed a world-class team comprised of the University of Maryland (UMD), Analytical Graphics Incorporated (AGI), and Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2). UMD has proven algorithms for radar placement, AGI provides a state-of-the-art missile modeling toolkit (MMT), and Lockheed Martin MS2 is the prime contractor for Aegis BMD. Team Primordial proposes a set of algorithms accounting for various sensor types and determining their optimal placement while minimizing asset count. Primordial will implement the algorithms in a software libraryOrion SDKand then construct a simulation framework that enables assessing the algorithms in a variety of realistic scenarios. At the project"s conclusion, Primordial will demonstrate the resulting system to potential users to elicit their feedback. Primordial will also develop a transition plan for integrating Orion with AGI"s MMT and Lockheed Martin MS2"s Aegis BMD.

Principal Investigator:

Randy L. Milbert
(651) 395-6201

Business Contact:

Randy L. Milbert
(651) 395-6201
Small Business Information at Submission:

Primordial, Inc.
1021 Bandana Boulevard East Suite 225 Saint Paul, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 010703336
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No