Air Defense

What we offer for air defense

At Numerica, our air defense team develops and deploys high-performance command and control systems for applications from theater integrated air and missile defense to tactical counter-UAS.  Each of our air defense products integrates Numerica’s unique multi-sensor target tracking and fusion technology to provide operators with crystal clear insight into their operational environment.  Our air defense products support a wide variety of sensors such as radars, EO/IR cameras, infra-red search-and-track sensors, passive RF surveillance devices, and overhead imaging sensors.  We provide intuitive user interfaces, sensor control and optimization capabilities, as well as field integration and test support.  We are committed to the success of our air defense customers and provide configuration support and custom research and development services to meet the unique requirements of each system we support.

Air Defense - Defense Contractors

Sensor Resource Manager

Dynamic optimization-based control for enhanced sensor tasking.

  • Flexible approach applies to a variety of sensing systems: radar, infrared, and visual-light telescopes are among the sensors readily supported.
  • Hierarchical design allows for modeling network architecture: for distributed networks of sensors, split-level optimization delivers high performance tasking solutions even when sensors may not be time-synchronized.
  • Operator interaction is fully supported: the resource manager honors an operator’s prioritization of any particular sensing tasks.
  • Mathematically rigorous, yet efficient implementation rapidly optimizes tasking for large networks of sensors in real-time.


Real-time correlation and fusion of measurement and track data for superior situational awareness in benign and electronic attack environments.

  • Integrates all data sources into one track file, minimizing dual tracks, swaps and spurious tracks.
  • Supports most radars, including primary and secondary surveillance, 3D air defense and approach radars.
  • Easily scales up from one sensor to many sensors and very large track loads.
  • High-performance, multi-hypothesis algorithms provide highly accurate, real-time integrated track outputs.
  • Adaptable architecture can be expanded through add-on modules that provide enhanced capabilities for diverse missions and use cases.

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We provide the advanced algorithms, systems engineering and integration, software development and data analysis necessary to ensure our customers achieve mission success in this high-stakes domain.

Battle Manager

Real-time, optimization-based planning and re-tasking for robust engagement execution.

  • Uses state-of-the-art techniques in combinatorial optimization to quickly arrive at optimal battle plans.
  • Battle plans are generated in real time and are dynamically updated as new information arrives and new threats are detected.
  • Incorporates accurate physical models for sensors, ballistic missile flight trajectories, and interceptor guidance models.
  • Addresses uncertainties in the underlying optimization problem to ensure a robust solution.
  • Considers the unique capabilities of each asset to synergistically achieve the best global solution.

Research and Development

Custom services leveraging unique mathematical, engineering, and computer science expertise to solve the most challenging problems.

  • Tracking and Data Fusion
  • Sensor Resource Management
  • Battle Management
  • Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Commercial Integration & Development Services


Resource Management Technology

Resource Management

Numerica has worked in the area of resource management (i.e., sensor management and battle management) for over a decade.

Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology

Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) is a critical capability to the United States military, government services, and commercial sector.

Tracking & Data Fusion

Tracking and Data Fusion

Numerica’s patented optimization-based approach to multiple hypothesis target tracking, entitled Multiple Frame Assignment (MFA), delivers robust real-time performance in stressful scenarios

Technical Papers & Patents

Read some of our peer-reviewed papers to see why we’re regarded as thought leaders in air defense, missile defense and space domain awareness.