Numerica Program Director Ben Slocumb was recently interviewed at a Loveland robotics workshop focused on the potential for UAS technology. Check out the full article from InnovatioNews to see more about the event and hear what Ben had to say.
Numerica Corporation was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the Navy to optimize sensor data collection and processing.
The Navy uses signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensors onboard ships, aircraft and other intelligence-gathering platforms to detect, identify and locate targets of interest. Performing these intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) functions in an efficient and effective manner is necessary for Navy forces to achieve operational objectives.
In ISR missions, SIGINT receivers are used to scan radar frequency (RF) bands in search of signal emissions of interest from ground, surface and airborne platforms. With the rapid proliferation of RF technology, the RF spectrum has become increasingly more complex and congested, which burdens SIGINT receivers as they try to keep up with ever-growing surveillance and data processing requirements.
Numerica’s solution will maximize SIGINT receiver collection performance without requiring any modifications
to existing hardware. During Phase I, Numerica will develop an optimization algorithm that enables Navy mission planners to efficiently collect signals on high-priority emitters by tailoring the RF band receiver scan schedule for specific missions. SIGINT mission planners, who typically select individual scan schedules using manual methods, would benefit greatly from this automated optimization solution. Upon successful completion of the Phase I contract, Numerica would be eligible to apply for a two-year, $1 million Phase II award to demonstrate and test a software prototype for this capability.
“In the face of current budget challenges, the Navy is working diligently to optimize the performance of existing systems and to leverage current resources,” said Numerica President Jeff Poore. “Numerica is dedicated to supporting this endeavor by helping Navy SIGINT planners realize greater efficiencies, while still achieving mission success.”
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Numerica is part of the industry team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation, who has successfully released Version 2.0 of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) software. Check out the full news release from Northrop Grumman here:
Numerica president, Jeff Poore, was quoted in a recent economic report on the advantages of working and living in the western United States.
Excerpt from the article:
“Because of the nature of our work, Numerica could be located anywhere in the United States,” said Numerica President Jeff Poore. “But we choose to grow our business in Northern Colorado because of the quality of life it offers our employees.”
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Numerica is working on multiple contracts worth $3.3M with the Air Force to help catalog space debris.
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Numerica is the prime contractor on a $900,000 contract to develop state-of-the-art resource scheduling algorithms for the United States Navy.
Naval operations are often conducted using battle groups consisting of aircraft carriers, guided missile cruisers, destroyers, attack submarines and supply ships. While deployed, the battle group must defend itself against many threats, including cruise missiles, hostile aircraft and ballistic missiles in complex raid scenarios. Under the newly awarded 18-month contract, Numerica will work to coordinate radar resources across the entire battle group to optimize force effectiveness and maximize ship survivability.
To accomplish this, Numerica is developing the Force-Level Radar Resource Management (FLRRM) suite of advanced algorithms for integrated air and missile defense. FLRRM will enable a more resilient and efficient sensor network system for the Navy that adapts to changes – including new threats, loss of sensors and communication failures – by shifting the radar load in real time.
The principal investigator for the contract is Numerica Research Scientist Scott Miller, Ph.D., who recently won a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to develop a battle management solution for the United States Missile Defense Agency.
Numerica’s FLRRM technology will leverage and build upon the company’s growing portfolio of mature resource management algorithms developed for Department of Defense applications.
“Advanced resource management technology will enable the Navy to do more with existing radars,” said Numerica President Jeff Poore. “It’s an honor for our scientists to offer this kind of solution to enhance the Nation’s defense.”
Northrop Grumman, has successfully completed a Critical Design Review for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). Numerica is part of the IBCS industry team led by Northrop Grumman and plays an integral role in the program’s success.
See the full article here: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2012/06/11/479008/258744/en/Northrop-Grumman-Completes-Critical-Design-Review-for-U-S-Army-Integrated-Air-and-Missile-Defense-Battle-Command-System.html
Numerica won a two-year, $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract from the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop a resource optimization solution for battle management.
Numerica’s Battle Manager solution is an advanced algorithm for online coordination of sensors and weapon systems, to maximize surviving assets while minimizing expended defense resources. Numerica’s algorithm can enhance a military operator’s ability to make better, more rapid engagement decisions during a ballistic missile raid.
The principle investigator for the contract is Numerica Research Scientist Scott Miller, Ph.D.
The MDA protects the territories of the United States and its allies against ballistic missile attack. The MDA’s current Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is comprised of a range of components, which are integrated by the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system.
The C2BMC currently links and globally synchronizes individual missile defense systems to provide an optimized and layered missile defense against threats of all ranges and in all phases of flight. The Multiple Hypothesis Correlator (MHC) and BMDS Launch Event Associator (BLEA) are tracking technologies developed by Numerica. Both MHC and BLEA are currently deployed in the C2BMC system.
Numerica’s Battle Manager will leverage the company’s Sensor Resource Manager to coordinate resource optimization efforts for C2BMC.
“Numerica is honored that MDA selected our team of scientists to offer an innovative battle management solution,” said Numerica President Jeff Poore. “This project complements the current work we’re doing in sensor resource management to offer enhanced capabilities for our nation’s missile defense.”
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