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EOIR Debris Management during ascent phase for C2BMC

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B12B-004-0001
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T004
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT 06335-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: EOIR Debris Management during ascent phase for C2BMC
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7402
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop algorithms to improve debris management for electro-optical/infrared sensors (EO/IR) within C2BMC. Our goal is to improve fire control solutions, increase the quality of communicated sensor information, and reduce communication demands. We characterize the pre-intercept debris field mathematically by expressing the debris fields viewed on the sensor"s focal plane as 2D ellipses using an algorithm from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) research project. Objects of interest are found using a Bayesian belief network (BBN). Two Kalman filters will be used to track the change in the 2D cloud shape and its LOS from a single sensor. This information can compactly express the 2D EO/IR scene information and future uncertainty. We propose to combine 2D data from two or more passive EO/IR sensors to produce 3D tracks of the clouds and targets of interest and to track the 3D debris cloud shape. The models developed will be implemented and tested by our research institution partner, Purdue University Center for Integrated Systems in Aerospace, in their ARchitecture Testing Environment for Missile Interception Systems (ARTEMIS) which is under development for MDA for use in C2BMC.

Principal Investigator:

Ethan K. Murphy
PI/Mathematician
(860) 464-7259
ekmurphy@applmath.com

Business Contact:

William J. Browning
President
(860) 464-7259
wjbrowning@applmath.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637 Gales Ferry, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061023352
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
Sponsored Programs Services
West Lafayette, IN 47907-
Contact: Michael Ludwig
Contact Phone: (765) 494-1063