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Techniques for Real-time Hypervelocity Projectile fly-out Generation and Optimization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7421
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2808
Amount: $1,007,105.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA18-002
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-18
Small Business Information
5042 Technology Parkway Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80528
United States
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Neil Dhingra
 Research Scientist
 (970) 207-2276
 neil.dhingra@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Phone: (970) 207-2211
Email: jeff.poore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Hypervelocity projectiles (HVPs) offer the potential for highly effective and low-cost point defense against missile threats. Classical guidance schemes are ill-suited to the unpowered dynamics of the HVP, as they fail to account for its changing capabilities and limited energy budget over the course of the fly-out. Numerica’s solution consists of an automated real-time fly-out trajectory optimization that not only accounts for the changing dynamics of the HVP, but also ensures robustness and reactiveness against evasive adversaries. The solution produces live estimates of the intercept likelihood, enabling fire-control specialists to make informed decisions as the engagement progresses. Additionally, the framework natively supports the capability to coordinate multiple interceptors to cooperatively engage incoming threats. Phase I work has demonstrated the capability of the solution in all of these capacities. Phase II development will enable the further maturation of this solution, the integration of accurate dynamical models based on classified data, and a deployment-ready implementation that can interact with actual hardware. Approved for Public Release 19-MDA-10203 (4 Sep 19)

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