Space Domain Awareness

WHAT IS SPACE DOMAIN AWARENESS?

Space Domain Awareness (SDA) encompasses the effective detection, tracking, identification, characterization, and understanding of any factor associated with the space domain that could affect space operations and thereby impact the security, safety, economy, or environment of our Nation and its allies.

WHAT WE OFFER FOR SPACE DOMAIN AWARENESS

Numerica provides high-quality SDA data and state-of-the-art software solutions that inform operator action to help protect government and commercial satellites from hazards and threats. To help address critical SDA needs, Numerica has (i) developed custom uncorrelated track processing software and transitioned it to multiple space operation centers; (ii) deployed a global telescope network to provide a responsive, robust, and affordable commercial satellite tracking service, and (iii) developed the world’s first commercial daytime optical LEO-to-GEO satellite tracking capability. In addition, components of our software suite can be integrated with other independent ground- and space-based systems to enable or enhance their contribution to the security of commercial and government interests in space. We are committed to the success of our Space Domain Awareness customers and provide custom research and development services to meet the unique requirements of each system we support.

Space Defense

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We offer professional engineering services to include modeling, simulation, development, integration, testing, and subject matter expertise to help ensure that our customers achieve mission success in this high-stakes domain.

NUMERICA TELESCOPE NETWORK

A Numerica-built and operated solution for 24/7 SDA from LEO to GEO.

Global

Access to GEO, HEO, MEO, and LEO from 20+ sites worldwide.

Persistent

Persistent nightly coverage of GEO and near-GEO.

Best-Of-Breed

Best-of-breed uncorrelated track (UCT) processing.

Operational

Operationally-viable observational data and analytics.

24/7

Daytime ground-based optical tracking for up to 24/7 custody.

DAYTIME SATELLITE TRACKING

Ground-based optical observation of satellites during local daytime is now possible thanks to Numerica’s daytime satellite tracking technology.

First and Only

World’s first and only daytime satellite tracking service.

Extreme Solar Elevations

Demonstrated tracking of satellites from LEO to GEO at extreme solar elevations.

Sensor Systems

Data-as-a-service and sensor systems available commercially.

CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR SATELLITE OPERATORS

Improve your orbit determination and broaden your space neighborhood watch by partnering with Numerica’s Space Domain Awareness (SDA) team and the Numerica Telescope Network.

REDUCED UNCERTAINTY

Improved positional data and tighter covariances.

Efficiency

Maneuver efficiency and fuel savings.

Warnings

Near real-time, high-accuracy conjunction alerts.

Neighborhood Watch

Near real-time proximity alerts.

MFAST (MULTIPLE FRAME ASSIGNMENT SPACE TRACKER)

Numerica’s MFAST software provides a real-time multi-sensor tracking solution for space surveillance supporting UCT resolution, breakup and closely-spaced-object processing, catalog maintenance, and attention and lost list processing.

Multi-Regime/Multi-Source

Tracks objects in all regimes of space (e.g., LEO, MEO, HEO, GEO) using radar, passive RF, ground-based optical, and space-based optical sensors.

Proven Performance

Hardened on a wide range of real-world and simulated datasets, and used operationally by government and commercial customers.

High-performance

High-performance customized astrodynamics and multi-hypothesis algorithms provide scalability and highly-accurate, real-time orbits.

Mutli-Platform

Advanced physics-based complexity reduction methods allow MFAST to be run on most platform and hardware setups, including laptops.

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.

CORE TECHNOLOGIES

Image Processing Technology

Image Processing

Numerica excels at the processing of non-resolved imagery collected by visual and infrared sensors, both day and night.

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