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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7421
Agency Tracking Number: B181-002-0122
Amount: $104,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA18-002
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-24
Small Business Information
5042 Technology Parkway, Fort Collins, CO, 80528
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nate Monnig
 (970) 207-2223
 nate.monnig@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Phone: (970) 207-2211
Email: jeff.poore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) faces the challenge of countering increasingly advanced missile threats.Hypervelocity projectiles (HVPs) offer the potential for highly effective and low-cost point defense against advanced missile threats. Efficient algorithms for HVP fly-out trajectory generation are needed, to provide real-time guidance from launch to intercept.These algorithms must react quickly to in-flight target updates, due to the high velocities of both the incoming threat and the HVP interceptor.The application demands an advanced solution which is robust to potentially unexpected target trajectories.Numericas solution consists of a completely automated real-time fly-out trajectory optimization algorithm that will allow fire control specialists to quickly and efficiently intercept enemy threats.The approach maximizes the probability of intercept through a robust optimization procedure to solve variants of the pursuit-evasion game.The solution produces real-time estimates of intercept probability, with the potential for dispatch of multiple HVPs for cooperative engagement strategies.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9710 (6 Jul 18)

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