RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization (RETC2)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7185
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B12A-002-0035
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T002
Small Business Information
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
20532 El Toro Rd Ste 303, Mission Viejo, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
825470987
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Hendrix
 Chief Scientist
 (949) 716-4290
 hendrix@exoanalytic.com
Business Contact
 Holly Bertrand
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (949) 716-4290
Email: bertrand@exoanalytic.com
Research Institution
 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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