Sensor Resource Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,495.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7864
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-011-0001
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-011
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
CO, Suite 200, Loveland, CO, 80538-6010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956324362
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Herman
Program Director
(970) 461-2000
shawn.herman@numerica.us
Business Contact:
Jeff Poore
President/COO
(970) 461-2000
jeff.poore@numerica.us
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The U.S. DoD has made defense against regional missile threats a top priority. In response MDA is pursuing a Phased Adaptive Approach, which includes new sensors, such as Airborne Infrared (ABIR) and the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). Recently, regional missile defense has focused on raid scenarios. Since the potential locations of terrestrial radars are limited, regional missile defense may depend on the ability of IR assets, such as ABIR and PTSS, to accurately detect and track threats. This is a significant challenge because production of high-quality tracks using IR assets requires a substantial degree of coordination. Therefore, in this Phase I effort we propose to develop (i) a Sensor Resource Management algorithm for an IR ground station that manages multiple IR assets, and (ii) a capability model for a collection of IR assets that allows network-level coordination of radar, IR, and OPIR sensors. Our approach addresses IR-specific challenges, such as the need to obtain stereo coverage, the effect of time-varying viewing geometry on target resolution, and limitations imposed by slew rates. As part of a potential Option effort, our SRM algorithms would be integrated into the BMD Benchmark, to enable a proof-of-concept demonstration using a realistic raid scenario.

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