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Electro Optic Avionic Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08T003
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc.
200 Westside Square suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Electro Optic Avionic Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuveri
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0054
Award Amount: $1,399,736.00


This Phase II effort will further develop a technique to improve current seeker discrimination and tracking capabilities using a unique particle filter algorithm (PFA) approach. The advancement represents a significant upgrade to current and future seekers facing advanced threats in stressing environments. Quantifiable improvements over many facets of the current approach have been realized during the Phase I effort, including real time operation, operation in cluttered fields, the ability to track multiple targets, and maintaining track on targets which disappear and then re-appear (e.g., go out of frame and then come back into frame), all at low signal to noise ratios. The assumptions of linear dynamics and Gaussian noise as used in traditional Kalman filtering are no longer necessary with the PFA, allowing it to address a much broader range of tracking scenarios including agile and non-ballistic threats. The result of the proposed effort will be a set of optimized algorithms that have been tested and validated in MDA relevant scenarios ranging from simulations to field and flight tests.

Principal Investigator:

Art Lompado
Senior Physicist

Business Contact:

Michele R. Banish
Chief Operations Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Institute of Technoloration
777 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact: Allen Tannenbaum
Contact Phone: 4048940290