Orion: Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Positioning System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$148,428.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7363
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-001-0338
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-001
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Primordial, Inc.
1021 Bandana Boulevard East, Suite 225, Saint Paul, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113351782
Principal Investigator:
Randy Milbert
President
(651) 395-6201
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com
Business Contact:
Randy Milbert
President
(651) 395-6201
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
In ballistic missile defense (BMD), sensor placement and sensor-to-target assignment are daunting tasks; even one missed threat has devastating consequences. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovative algorithms for sensor coordination that recommend placement and response options in near-real time to provide maximum coverage against multiple BMD threats using a minimum number of land and sea Aegis assets. To address this topic, Primordial formed a world-class team comprised of the University of Maryland (UMD), Analytical Graphics Incorporated (AGI), and Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2). UMD has proven algorithms for radar placement, AGI provides a state-of-the-art missile modeling toolkit (MMT), and Lockheed Martin MS2 is the prime contractor for Aegis BMD. Team Primordial proposes a set of algorithms accounting for various sensor types and determining their optimal placement while minimizing asset count. Primordial will implement the algorithms in a software libraryOrion SDKand then construct a simulation framework that enables assessing the algorithms in a variety of realistic scenarios. At the project"s conclusion, Primordial will demonstrate the resulting system to potential users to elicit their feedback. Primordial will also develop a transition plan for integrating Orion with AGI"s MMT and Lockheed Martin MS2"s Aegis BMD.

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