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Feature-aided Globally Optimized Sensor Fusion for BMD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7582
Agency Tracking Number: B103-001-0242
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-001
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, -
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Mayer
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, evaluate, and test new elements of a sensor fusion architecture for Command, Control, and Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). PSI proposes an innovative architecture designed to leverage sensor diversity and multimodal feature extraction to provide Enhanced C2BMC functionality in search, track, discrimination, and kill assessment (KA) functionality. The key challenges addressed by the approach include data fusion, feature extraction, mitigation of pointing error and platform bias, management of the co-registration and co-association of disparate (ABIR/OPIR/radar) sensors, and addressing practical communications limits. The proposed objectives of the Phase I effort include the development of optimized cueing for stressing multitarget engagements (emphasizing the development and coordination of the new roles of ABIR and OPIR sensors in ascent phase track acquisition), and the development and simulated demonstration of a joint IR/radar feature-aided tracking system (for enhanced situational awareness during stressing multitarget engagements, and to enable earlier engagements with high successful kill probability). Both Engage on Airborne Infrared and Engage on STSS are initiatives targeted for enhancement using the proposed work, as is the PTSS program.

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