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.”