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Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91629
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-050-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Passive Range Estimation from Angle-only Sensor Data (Acq Pointing & Tracking)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0143
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to adapt angle-only passive ranging methods developed for use by the submarine force to the problem of range estimation for missiles and rockets. Three particular methods will be examined: parallax or triangulation ranging; tracker/filter algorithms; and the relationship between range and the rate of angle change over time. Parallax ranging is an instantaneous method that uses angle measurements from two physically separated sensors. Tracker and filter algorithms use target motion models and measurement error models, to calculate a stochastic estimate of the target state. The instantaneous rate at which the angle to the target changes over time, can be related mathematically to the range to that target. These methods can also be used to estimate maximum range.

Principal Investigator:

Paul M. Centore
PI/Sr. Mathematician
8604647259
pmc@applmath.com

Business Contact:

William J. Browning
Project Manager
8604647259
wjb@applmath.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED MATHEMATICS, INC.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT 06335

EIN/Tax ID: 061023352
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No