Anchoring Post-Intercept Debris Prediction Tools

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,970.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7505
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B123-029-0050
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-029
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
145 Overhill Drive, Mooresville, NC, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040707460
Principal Investigator:
Peter Woods
Principal Investigator
(256) 457-6764
peter.woods@corvidtec.com
Business Contact:
David Robinson
President
(704) 799-6944
david.robinson@corvidtec.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
As MDA continues implementation of the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), robust operation of BMDS sensors within post-intercept debris environments will become more critical to successful operation of the larger BMDS. Due to a paucity of test data, development and performance testing of BMDS sensors in these dense debris environments must rely heavily on M & S capabilities. Several post-intercept debris prediction tools exist, although their ability to model high-velocity (>3 km/s) intercepts of complex threats and Non-Lethal Objects is not adequately vetted due to insufficient test data at these closing speeds. In order to fill this gap, flight test data at tactical closing speeds need to be better utilized for validation of M & S tools. Remote RF/IR sensor data collections are useful, but in situ data collections interrogating discrete debris pieces would provide more precise metric data for validation purposes. Here, we propose a debris tagging concept that would allow us to record essential data (e.g. velocity, size, temperature, etc.) for the largest target debris pieces created during these collisions. These data would then be used to validate post-intercept debris prediction tools in the phase space of interest for the BMDS.

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