Air-to-Air Targeting Algorithms for Turreted Gun Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-13-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: A122-099-0168
Amount: $99,902.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: A12-099
Solitcitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 4200, Albuquerque, NM, -
Duns: 965444040
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Xu
 Senior Software Engineer
 (505) 903-6840
 bxu@techflow.com
Business Contact
 Susan Haverland
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (505) 903-6843
Email: shaverland@techflow.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing novel air-to-air targeting algorithms that address many existing challenges based on state-of-the-art model-based engineering technologies. The concept being proposed is to use a software-based Targeting Algorithm Test Bed that supports plug-and-play tests of different targeting algorithms and effects, and automatically generates and/or optimizes air-to-air targeting algorithms through combining with model-based optimization and simulated annealing. The Test Bed to be developed under this project contains a first-principles model that describes the fundamental physics of air-to-air targeting under ideal circumstances; adaptive data processing algorithms that result in better information acquisition; data filters that remove unwanted random errors; an accurate target-tracking algorithm that tracks and predicts the target location; a CFD model that simulates the aerodynamics effects to bullets; a surrogate model that mimics the CFD model to reduce computational time; a control system that manages, commands, and directs the behaviors of all devices in the targeting system. The software will combine ideas from object-oriented programming and hybrid simulation, and has an open architecture, which makes it easy to integrate with other software. It will be ideal for developing highly modular air-to-air targeting simulation software that meets the JMR requirements.

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