Integrated Target Characterization Suite Using Multi-Sensor Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7540
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-001-0018
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
20532 El Toro Rd Ste 303, Mission Viejo, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
825470987
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Hendrix
Chief Physicist
(949) 716-4290
hendrix@exoanalytic.com
Business Contact:
Holly Bertrand
Chief Operating Officer
(949) 716-4290
bertrand@exoanalytic.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
MDA plans to use optical platforms, such as PTSS, ABIR, and SM-3, to track ballistic missiles in support of ascent phase intercepts. For success, there are a number of system level challenges that the C2BMC element must overcome. A few of these are: 1) achieve and maintain stereo tracks, 2) perform lethal object discrimination, 3) prioritize and assign lethal targets to interceptors, and 4) handover lethal object information to the interceptor in a form that will allow it to identify the lethal object on its focal plane. The objective of this proposed effort is to: 1) use SysTRAAK, ExoAnalytic"s BMDS end-to-end simulation, to demonstrate these challenges on MDA"s ability to close the fire control loop in a complex ascent phase scene and ultimately intercept the lethal payloads, 2) develop algorithms to meet these challenges, drawing upon our base of existing TRL 2-6 algorithms developed during MDA/DV funded efforts over the past 10 years, and 3) deliver the algorithms to MDA for insertion into the C2BMC element. This proposal will investigate using radiometric information to enhance the probability of correct handover with demonstrations focused on ascent phase intercept.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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