Unified Interceptor Assignment Algorithms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7420
Agency Tracking Number: B093-026-0347
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-026
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Adel El-Fallah
 Group Leader, Tracking and Fusion
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: contracts@ssci.com
Research Institution
Detecting, localizing, and intercepting one or more missiles during ascent phase presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS)\ of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to such problems. It is based on the idea of mathematically modeling a multiplatform-multisensor-multitarget system as SINGLE, JOINTLY EVOLVING STOCHASTIC PROCESS. All relevant information regarding behaviors of all sensors (whether passive or active), all platforms, and all targets are inherently integrated into the algorithm design at the outset. As a consequence, all major functions---data fusion, detection, tracking, navigation, and control, etc., are inherently integrated into a single, unified system. In principle, therefore, both the fly-out and the end-game are tightly integrated. Our approach is based on the following innovations: (1) multisensor-multitarget likelihood functions; (2)dynamic "tactical importance functions" that mathematically specifies the meaning of Target of Interest; (3) an intuitively meaningful and statistically based resource-management objective functions; (4) modeling of interceptor and ascending-missile constraints using multitarget Markov transition densities; and (5) integration of these concepts with nonlinear multitarget filters. The project team includes Dr. Ronald Mahler of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin will provide both technical and commercialization support in the application of the advanced Interceptor Assignment Algorithms.

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