A Novel Approach for Optimizing HVP Fly-Out Trajectories to Maximize Likelihood of Intercept

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7423
Agency Tracking Number: B181-002-0142
Amount: $99,980.00
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
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30338
DUNS: 847164915
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Feld
 (770) 379-8005
 kevin.feld@spaceworks.aero
Business Contact
 Jordan Shulman
Phone: (770) 379-8012
Email: jordan.shulman@spaceworks.aero
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) seeks government support for the development of a novel, scalable approach to generating and optimizing fly-out trajectories in real-time, specifically intended for use on the Hypervelocity projectile (HVP) system. The proposed software architecture would determine the most effective control approach at each point in time in order to maximize the projectile's coverage of the target's potential maneuvering capabilities. A modular and parallelizable software product would be designed, heavily leveraging existing trajectory propagation and optimization algorithms previously developed by SpaceWorks, to ensure that the resulting tool is flexible and capable of supporting a wide variety of computing resources on a number of various operational platforms. When completed, the trajectory selection and optimization techniques should be capable of maximizing operational effectiveness of the HVP system against a wide variety of existing and future adversarial threats.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9710 (6 Jul 18)

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