Electro Optic Avionic Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuveri

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,880.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-09-C-7064
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-003-0043
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator:
Art Lompado
Senior Physicist
(256) 562-0087
art.lompado@polarissensor.com
Business Contact:
Michele Banish
Chief Operations Officer
(256) 562-0087
michele.banish@polarissensor.com
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Allen R Tannenbaum
Van Leer Electrical Engineerin
VL E392B/WHIT 4102
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-2901
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Electro-Optical Seekers that utilize a novel GNC Particle Flow processes may better address maneuvering targets and improve track and discrimination functions over traditional solutions. Particle flow processes track objects by estimating the global motion as a function of time. Traditional tracking algorithms using Kalman filters or particle filters have been proposed for finite dimensional representations of shape, but these are dependent on the chosen parameterization and cannot typically handle changes associated with maneuvering targets. This proposal uses data set generator and a low cost high speed FPGA/DSP HWIL platform to demonstrate the application of these algorithms to MDA scenarios. At the completion of Phase I, the Polaris/Georgia Tech team will have a hardware implementation of the Particle Filter guidance and control system that is suitable for testing in a hardware in the loop (HWIL) facility in Phase II.

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