New and Innovative Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Sensor Tasking Capabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7012
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2564
Amount: $984,581.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-007
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-01
Small Business Information
162 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, 13502
DUNS: 111305843
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Peter Shea
 (315) 732-7385
Business Contact
 Ms. Milissa Benincasa
Phone: (315) 732-7385
Research Institution
Our objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated capability to perform dynamic retasking of enterprise wide management of OPIR, radar, and other operationally relevant sensors. The goals of this effort are to refine our existing OPIR tasking approach and to develop and Enterprise SRM approach that will allow the C2BMC to achieve the earliest possible launch detection and maintain the highest quality tracks throughout the entire missile flight through the use of a near-optimally scheduled OPIR sensor constellation, ground and sea based radars, and any other relevant sensors. After initial launch detection, there is a need to track all in-flight missiles which will entail different requirements for missile state estimates for location and classification depending upon the current trajectory phase (boost, ascent, midcourse, or terminal). We will accomplish this by automating the solution of the enterprise wide scheduling problem through the use of automated information needs generations and schedule optimization using a Lagrangian relaxation technique. This scheduling approach allows for the ability to dynamically re-task all of the C2BMC sensors based upon collected data. Based upon our end-to-end testbed, trade studies will be performed to assess feasibility and performance of our approach.Approved for Public Release | 17-MDA-9395(24 Oct 17)

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