A Multi-Modal State and Measurement Filter for RSO Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T11-0098
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT11
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Fiske
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 414-5036
 david.fiske@dac.us
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: VP, Administration
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Email: kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Research Institution
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Camille Wagner
 101 E.27th Street
Suite 4300
Austin, TX, 78713
 (512) 471-2668
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Joint Space Operations Center under the United States Strategic Command employs a worldwide network of 29 sensors, known as the Space Surveillance Network (SSN), to track more than 17,000 man-made objects in Earth orbit with sizes 10 centimeters or larger. Decisive Analytics Corporation and the University of Texas Austin Center for Space Research propose an innovate framework for solving stochastic differential equations that will allow non-Gaussian uncertainty estimates to be predicted into the future. This will result in more accurate predictions that can be used for conjunction analysis and other function leading to better space situational awareness. The Phase 1 program can be naturally extended in Phase 2 to address the fusion of non-Gaussian measurement errors. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will increase the accuracy in the prediction of the future ephemeris of space objects. This will increase the Joint Space Operations Center ability to support its mission to analyze new space launches and evaluate orbital insertion; detect new man-made objects in space; inform NASA and other government entities if objects might interfere with the orbits of national assets; and to prevent a returning space object, which looks like a missile to radar, from triggering missile-attack sensors.

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