Space Defense

What we offer

Numerica provides high-quality observational data, data products, and state-of-the-art software solutions that inform operator action to help protect government and commercial satellites. The critical space defense mission involves the detection, tracking, identification and characterization of all Earth-orbiting objects, and the prediction of events, threats and activities in space. To help address these needs, Numerica has combined advanced algorithms and high-performance software with the deployment of a robust worldwide telescope network to offer a complete deep-space surveillance service. In addition, our modular data processing 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 Defense customers and provide custom research and development services to meet the unique requirements of each system we support.

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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, and catalog maintenance.

  • 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.
  • Hardened on a wide range of real-world and simulated datasets, and externally validated for both UCT and breakup processing.
  • High-performance customized astrodynamics and multi-hypothesis algorithms provide scalability and highly-accurate, real-time orbits.
  • Advanced physics-based complexity reduction methods allow MFAST to be run on most platform and hardware setups, including laptops.

Numerica Telescope Network

Numerica has combined advanced algorithms, high-performance software, and a newly-designed and deployed global telescope network to demonstrate a responsive commercial deep-space tracking system.

  • Complete global coverage of GEO, HEO, and MEO.
  • Persistent nightly coverage of GEO and near-GEO.
  • Best-of-breed uncorrelated track processing.
  • Operationally-viable data and information products.
  • Daytime ground-based optical tracking for up to 24/7 custody

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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.

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

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Technical Papers & Patents

Read some of our peer-reviewed papers to see why we’re regarded as thought leaders in Air, Missile & Space Defense.

CORE TECHNOLOGIES

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

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

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