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Simulation of Extended Scene Imaging through Turbulence

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72755
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-009-1360
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Simulation of Extended Scene Imaging through Turbulence
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-05-M-0203
Award Amount: $99,943.00
 

Abstract:

The computational burden of simulating the process of imaging incoherently illuminated extended objects, through high turbulence, using conventional wave optics simulation techniques is very significant. This simulation capability is crucial for evaluating performance of such systems as the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL). An innovative approach to this problem, that will significantly reduce the computational requirements, is proposed. The approach is based on a very fast technique for propagating point spread functions. A key feature of the approach is the capability of propagating in both directions, that is, imaging a target through turbulence and propagating a source back to the target which experiences the same turbulence as the imaging direction. This allows the simulation of closed loop laser projection systems. In spite of simplifications introduced to reduce computational requirements, the approach has the potential of a high level of imaging fidelity, even in severe turbulence.

Principal Investigator:

Terry J. Brennan
Senior Scientist
7147727668
tbrennan@tosc.com

Business Contact:

Glenn A. Tyler
President
7147727668
glenn.a.tyler@tosc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

G A TYLER ASSOC., INC.
1341 South Sunkist Street Anaheim, CA 92806

EIN/Tax ID: 330525149
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No