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EOIR Fusion during Ascent Phase for C2BMC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7416
Agency Tracking Number: B12B-004-0043
Amount: $99,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-T004
Solicitation Number: 2012.B
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-03-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-09-17
Small Business Information
12131 Howards Mill Road
Glen Allen, VA -
United States
DUNS: 158861240
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Darin Dunham
 Senior Research Engineer
 (804) 519-5480
Business Contact
 Darin Dunham
Title: President
Phone: (804) 749-8750
Research Institution
 University of Connecticut
 Peter Willett
438 Whitney Road Extn Unit 1133
Storrs, CT 06269-1133
United States

 (860) 486-2195
 Nonprofit College or University

In this Phase I STTR project for MDA, Vectraxx of Glen Allen, Virginia will address the critical problem of dealing with pre-intercept debris fields and launch family clusters as seen by IR sensors. This is an essential element to the ascent phase component of the MDA"s Ballistic Missile Defense System. The objective of this R & D effort is to characterize pre-intercept debris field and leverage the track-before-detect capability of the Histogram Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracker (H-PMHT) algorithm to produce advantageous lethal object information to the C2BMC. Our plan is to fuse together information from multiple IR sensors into useful data that fully conveys the battle space. Fusing together multiple-sensor information in an intelligent manner will help overcome the two-dimensional limitations of the passive sensors. These advances will provide earlier and more effective identification and tracking of lethal objects. In Phase I, Vectraxx will demonstrate the value of our family launch cluster tracking with multiple IR sensors. In Phase II, the goal will be to fully test our algorithm implementation with simulated scenarios and recorded ground tests in order to advance the capability to TRL-6.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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