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Realistic State and Measurement Error Uncertainty Computation and Propagation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
94962
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T11-0168
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT11
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Realistic State and Measurement Error Uncertainty Computation and Propagation for Space Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0087
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

Space surveillance is the component of space situational awareness focused on the detection of resident space objects (RSOs) and the use of multisource data to track and identify space objects. While the propagation of the states of RSOs has been investigated extensively over the last fifty years, the correct propagation of their covariance or the more general (non-Gaussian) probability distribution function has not. Thus, the significance of the opportunity is to develop a robust and consistent assessment of uncertainty throughout the space surveillance network to support correlation, collision avoidance, reacquisition, sensor cueing and tasking, and maneuver/change detection. This proposal aims to balance computational complexity with state-or-the-art algorithms which improve consistency in the estimation of state uncertainties. The ingredients include the choice of coordinate systems, numerical integrators, and advanced nonlinear filtering and initial orbital determination, as well as the treatment of residual biases and the employment of feature and non-traditional data. The adaptation of existing metrics and the development of new ones will be required to evaluate the consistency of uncertainty, especially for online use. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefit from the proposed program will be improved and robust data/track association processing, collision avoidance including probability of collision, probability of reacquisition, sensor cueing and tasking, and maneuver/change detection. The key commercialization of the proposed program would be a transition of the algorithms and software, either alone or embedded in a modern multiple target tracking system, to the JSpOC Mission Systems. This program also provides the opportunity to work with other contractors and the nation''s Air Force labs in support of the nation''s space protection and situational assessment programs utilizing Numerica''s strengths in all phases of multiple target tracking, sensors, sensor resource management, and situation assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Aubrey Poore
Chief Scientist
9704612000
aubrey.poore@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Jeff Poore
President
9704612000
jeff.poore@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Colorado
3100 Marine Street, Room 479
572 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
Contact: Randall W. Draper
Contact Phone: 3034922695