Advanced Sensor Registration Health and Status Monitoring Technology Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$2,000,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91260-08-C-0003
Award Id:
81663
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-008-0390
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4035 Chris Drive, Suite C, Huntsville, AL, 35802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122515708
Principal Investigator:
Roy Thrasher
Principal Investigator
(256) 319-6000
roy.thrasher@torchtechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Lones
contracts
(256) 309-3019
kenneth.lones@torchtechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II proposal describes a Trusted Radar concept, which is an innovative concept developed by Torch Technologies to support a key BMDS C2BMC function called Sensor Registration Health & Status Monitoring (SRHSM). The Trusted Radar concept is designed to address the significant problems associated with relying on High Accuracy Ephemeris (HAE) satellites as reference targets for performing SRHSM. Torch Technologies proposes the utilization of refined Low Accuracy Ephemeris (LAE) satellites as an alternative to HAE satellites. Torch develops the rationale for a goal for LAE satellite ephemeris refinement, in this proposal, that must be met by the Trusted Radar concept in order to allow the SRHSM function to meet its objectives. Successful completion of the Phase II SBIR will validate that the Trusted Radar concept can meet this goal by creating a well-registered (trusted) networked radar. The Trusted Radar concept is also capable of providing BMDS Space Catalog services to BMDS networked radars. The BMDS Space Catalog essentially provides significant numbers of refined ephemeris satellites that can be used in support of local radar sensor registration, thereby reducing the reliance on HAE satellites. The work plan for demonstrating and validating the Trusted Radar concept is described in detail. This work plan focuses on experimentation at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) which will include participation by BMDS networked representative radars.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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