RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization (RETC2)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7185
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B12A-002-0035
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T002
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
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 Scientist
(949) 716-4290
hendrix@exoanalytic.com
Business Contact:
Holly Bertrand
Chief Operating Officer
(949) 716-4290
bertrand@exoanalytic.com
Research Institute:
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Myra Wyant
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA, 99352-
(509) 375-2024
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
In order to counter emerging threats from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is acquiring new sensor (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS) and weapon technology (SM-3). As these new technologies becomes fielded, the BMDS's Command, Control Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) component must be able to correlate objects between multiple sensors. Inherent in this multi-sensor data fusion problem are issues related to differences in resolution, phenomenology, and viewing geometry. To addresses these technical challenges, ExoAnalytic proposes to develop a RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization suite (RETC2) , which will perform target characterization for uses in feature aided track correlation and can adapt the techniques used depending on the spatial separation of objects and resolution of observing sensors. The objective of RETC2 is to develop technology for the BMDS that will enable fusion of sensor data to provide persistent system tracking which leads to effective discrimination and an engagement that maximizes probability of kill. RETC2's technical approach will emphasize diversity in sensor resolution, viewing geometry and phenomenology as a means to providing accurate, timely tracking features for correlation and target characterization.

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