Atmospheric Effects Mitigation for Improved Boost Phase Track Correlation Sensor Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0095
Award Id:
86495
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-046-0284
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bock
Senior Research Scientist
(770) 795-8181
robert.bock@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
Susan Dugas
Vice President
(770) 795-8181
contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to develop multi-spectral track correlation algorithms to improve boost phase track radar-to-radar and optical-to-radar track correlation for multiple sensor fusion. These algorithms will enable enhanced effectiveness in track correlation subroutines and enable effective sensor fusion, thereby increasing the coverage area of BMD space-based optical sensor and forward-based radar components.

The proposed algorithms will exploit unique data available from the Total Atmospheric Effects Mitigation System, developed by PRA for MDA and the US Air Force, to address emerging challenges to current BMD sensors and systems. The approach accounts for spatial and temporal correlation in scintillation parameters to refine track filter performance and object classification schemes.

The Phase I objectives are to investigate and evaluate atmospheric effects mitigation algorithms applied to boost phase tracking and correlation and to plan Phase II concept that will demonstrate algorithm components in a test environment and full algorithm performance in a high fidelity simulation and experiment. The currently envisioned Phase II validation will include simulation testing of the Phase I algorithms in a validated demonstration tool, such as the Ballistic Missile Defense Benchmark or the Lockheed Martin Integrated Missile Defense Test Bed.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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