Monday July 23, 2012 0 commentsLOVELAND - Numerica Corporation today announced it has been named the prime contractor on a $900,000 contract with the U.S. Navy to develop state-of-the-art resource scheduling algorithms.
Naval operations are often conducted in battle groups 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 18-month Navy contract, Numerica will work to coordinate radar resources across the battle group to optimize force effectiveness and maximize ship survivability, the company said.
To accomplish this, Numerica said it is developing the Force-Level Radar Resource Management suite of advanced algorithms for integrated air and missile defense.
Principal investigator for the contract is Scott Miller, Ph.D., Numerica research scientist, who recently won a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to develop a battle management solution for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency
Numerica's new technology will leverage and build on the company's growing portfolio of mature resource management algorithms developed for Department of Defense applications, the company said.
"Advanced resource management technology will enable the Navy to do more with existing radars," said Jeff Poore, Numerica's president. "It's an honor for our scientists to offer this kind of solution to enhance the nation's defense."
For more information, visit www.numerica.us.