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OPIR Performance Enhancements with Non-traditional Sensors (OPENS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-C-0570
Agency Tracking Number: F171-069-0131
Amount: $749,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-069
Solicitation Number: 17.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-29
Small Business Information
1400 Crystal Drive Suite 1400
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Frymire
 Chief Technology Officer
 (703) 414-5139
 mark.frymire@dac.us
Business Contact
 Becky Smith
Phone: (703) 682-1532
Email: becky.smith@dac.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC), in partnership with G&D O’Connell, LLC, proposes to mature a prototype algorithm, demonstrated under the preceding Phase I SBIR, that estimates key tactical parameters during high-speed maneuvering weapon (HSMW) engagements. Our approach integrates sensor signature models for OPIR and radar within a common mathematical framework that performs tracking and discrimination jointly, as new data are observed sequentially. This approach thus permits each of these functions to inform the other, resulting in improved performance over sensor data fusion architectures in which tracking and discrimination are performed separately. The algorithm uses this capability to fuse data from multiple current and planned overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) sensors – as well as from radar sensors, when available. In turn, the algorithm can predict maneuvers of HSMW threats, and their direction, sooner than they would be recognized by current state-of-the-art tracking systems. Developing the ability to perform this function in real-time, as we propose to do in this Phase II effort, could provide crucial support to fire control radars or other future countermeasure systems.

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