SysTRAAK Multiple Hypothesis Track Correlation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7412
Agency Tracking Number: B093-027-0115
Amount: $99,852.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-027
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
20532 El Toro Rd Ste 303, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
DUNS: 825470987
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Bantel
 Chief Technical Officer
 (949) 716-4290
 bantel@exoanalytic.com
Business Contact
 Holly Bertrand
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (949) 716-4290
Email: bertrand@exoanalytic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop a Multiple Hypothesis Tracking (MHT) algorithm that will operate in real-time while receiving detection reports in ascent phase from a variety of disparate sensors. ExoAnalytic Solutions has developed mature tools, including the CCIR3 CSO algorithm and the SysTRAAK MHT tracking and discrimination simulation that will form the starting point for this proposal. CCIR3 is a TRL 6 CSO mitigation algorithm that is currently undergoing insertion into the SM-3 Block IIA testbed at Raytheon. The SysTRAAK end-to-end tracking and discrimination simulation utilizes the CCIR3 CSO algorithm to study multiple platform BMDS tracking, handover and discrimination performance. Using a focal plane detection algorithm like CCIR3 is critical for tracking and correlation studies in ascent phase where the CSO condition is a major issue to be resolved. The SysTRAAK simulation operates on detection reports containing metric data from disparate sensors (DSP, STSS, PTSS, airborne IR, interceptors, radar, others). It carries multiple hypotheses to account for potential target deployment, maneuvers, and for the “ghosting” that arises when targets and sensors nearly lie in a plane. This proposal will investigate utilizing radiometric information to enhance the probability of correct handover with demonstrations focused on ascent phase intercept.

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