Multiple Sensor Tracking for SBIRS Low in Cooperation with Signal Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6002P0042
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0134
Amount: $69,836.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corp.
PO Box 271246, Ft. Collins, CO, 80527
DUNS: 038058038
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aubrey Poore
 (970) 419-8343
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Title: Vice President
Phone: (970) 419-8343
Research Institution
"Tracking midcourse objects for SBIRS Low is a truly significant anddifficult scientific problem that must be solved to provide aconsistent set of tracks to discrimination. For the space based IRsensors, the resolution is limited due to the geometry and distancefrom the satellite to the targets. Viewed on the focal plane for asingle IRsensor, the threats appear to transition from an unresolved phaseinvolving pixelclusters into a mostly resolved phase through a possibly longpartiallyunresolved phase. What is more, threats can appear in differentresolution phases at the same time for different sensors.These resolution problems make multi-sensor tracking most difficult.A key observation in the proposed solution is that what mayappear to be a large cluster from one sensor's view may be multipleresolved objects or small clusters from another's sensor's view.Thus, the proposed approach to supplying discrimination with a set oftracksconsisting of resolved objects or small clusters is to use the fusionnode information to assist signal processing with breaking largerclusters into a number of smaller clusters or resolved objectsconsistentwith the need of multi-sensor tracking. State-of-the-art multi-sensor missile tracking system for SBIRS-Low and other IR tracking systems. Advance methodologies to integrate tracking and signal processing to improve overall performance of developed missile defense systems. High potential tomodernize the track

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