Electro Optic Avionic Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuveri

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$1,399,740.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-10-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-003-0043
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T003
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator:
Art Lompado
Senior Physicist
(256) 562-0087
art.lompado@polarissensor.com
Business Contact:
Michele Banish
Chief Operations Officer
(256) 562-0087
michele.banish@polarissensor.com
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technoloration
Allen Tannenbaum
777 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-0290
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase II effort will further develop a technique to improve current seeker discrimination and tracking capabilities using a unique particle filter algorithm (PFA) approach. The advancement represents a significant upgrade to current and future seekers facing advanced threats in stressing environments. Quantifiable improvements over many facets of the current approach have been realized during the Phase I effort, including real time operation, operation in cluttered fields, the ability to track multiple targets, and maintaining track on targets which disappear and then re-appear (e.g., go out of frame and then come back into frame), all at low signal to noise ratios. The assumptions of linear dynamics and Gaussian noise as used in traditional Kalman filtering are no longer necessary with the PFA, allowing it to address a much broader range of tracking scenarios including agile and non-ballistic threats. The result of the proposed effort will be a set of optimized algorithms that have been tested and validated in MDA relevant scenarios ranging from simulations to field and flight tests.

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