September 6, 2011

Numerica working to reduce friendly fire deaths

LOVELAND – Numerica Corp. has won a two-year, $750,000 contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a more reliable technology to reduce deaths and injuries from so-called “friendly fire” battlefield incidents.

Deciding if a target symbol on a cockpit display is friendly or not is not always clear for fighter pilots, and a target can be hit long before it is definitively identified, leading to firing on friendly forces.

Numerica is developing a multi-sensor, non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) information fusion system. The technology will fuse data received from a variety of dissimilar sources to produce a single integrated picture in real time.

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“Numericans thrive on developing meaningful solutions for challenging problems,´ said Jeff Poore, Numerica president and COO. “Working to prevent friendly fire is very rewarding, and it’s an honor to develop a solution with the Air Force that saves lives.”

Numerica Vice President Benjamin Slocumb will lead the company’s efforts to develop the NCTR system for the Air Force.

LOVELAND – Numerica Corp. has won a two-year, $750,000 contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a more reliable technology to reduce deaths and injuries from so-called “friendly fire” battlefield incidents.

Deciding if a target symbol on a cockpit display is friendly or not is not always clear for fighter pilots, and a target can be hit long before it is definitively identified, leading to firing on friendly forces.

Numerica is developing a multi-sensor, non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) information fusion system. The technology will fuse data received from a variety of dissimilar sources to produce a single integrated picture in…

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