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Innovative and Modular Open System Radar Algorithm Test Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7715
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2231
Amount: $998,531.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-005
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-23
Small Business Information
5024 Technology Parkway, Fort Collins, CO, 80528
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Slocumb
 (970) 207-2216
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Phone: (970) 207-2211
Research Institution
MDA invests millions annually on new radar technologies. However, because it is often difficult to relate theoretical advances to warfighter advantages, MDA is challenged to determine the value of certain investments. A critical need is an evaluation tool that can assess early-development radar algorithms, using consistent metrics, so that promising investments can be quickly differentiated from less useful options.In this program Numerica will develop a BMD radar algorithm test environment for use in variety of programs.The tool will provide an open architecture and modular operating framework. The software will be unclassified (but representative), distributable, and will provide a variety of warfighter-relevant performance metrics. Numerica offers a high-value solution in this program because we will develop a system based on an existing, mature simulation environment. This environment was developed to serve as our Track Management Development Environment for MDA and Army air and missile defense programs.Numericas solution already supports an open architecture, has a sophisticated electronically scanned array radar model, includes complete default algorithm components, supports web-based visualization, and includes a metrics suite.In this program, Numerica will extend the Phase I components to add functionality, and mature the software system to prepare a complete advanced prototype.

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