Threat Assessment and Validation Toolset

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,984.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-283-1271
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-283
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORP.
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
969868298
Principal Investigator:
Erik Erlandson
Senior Scientist
(734) 975-8777
eerlandson@michiganaero.com
Business Contact:
Pete Tchoryk
Chief Executive Officer
(734) 975-8777
ptchoryk@michiganaero.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SSpace Situational Awareness (SSA) is a growing area of concern for the Air Force. Space superiority cannot be assumed, as witnessed by recent events in which China is suspected of attempts to jam U.S. reconnaissance satellites. The Situational Awareness and Response System (SARS) program strives to create a framework that provides SSA and acts on that information to mitigate satellite damage and maintain mission objectives. In a Phase I SARS effort, Ensembles of Decision Trees were employed to enhance L0 Data Fusion performance on satellite telemetry. In Phase II, this system will be refined and packaged for delivery, which will provide the SARS program with both a complementary L0 DF module and a concrete demonstration of plug-and-play modularity for the JDL Data Fusion architecture. The deliverable Data Fusion module will be complemented by the additional delivery of a Resource Management module, thereby enabling a closed-loop DF/RM system to be demonstrated and also providing a vehicle for the SARS program to demonstrate and evaluate RM capabilities which are underdeveloped at this time with respect to more mature Data Fusion technology. With an eye toward commercial relationships, MAC will cultivate existing contacts with Spectrum Astro, GMV Space Systems and Space-X.

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