R&D

Project Hercules

IET has supported the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) development of advanced concepts for a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Decision Architecture. The BMD Decision Architecture, based on the application of Bayesian inference and Decision Theory, will support discrimination decisions, sensor management and engagement decisions. For this effort, IET provides expertise in modeling complex ballistic missile defense problem domain and development of advanced tracking algorithms. In addition, IET is providing the computational tools for building and solving complex Bayesian Networks and Influence Diagrams, and developing an advanced knowledge engineering environment to support construction, validation, and testing of complex knowledge bases.