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Requirements Definition and Preliminary Design for a Stray Light Test Station

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78430
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Requirements Definition and Preliminary Design for a Stray Light Test Station
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0070
Award Amount: $99,844.00
 

Abstract:

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovations that "ease the effort required to perform integration and testing." One specific MDA interest is "metrology technologies for the rejection of stray light." Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target detection, discrimination and acquisition. Defense sensors must contend with the sun, the moon, the earth limb, and countermeasures, at virtually any angle relative to the sensor boresight. If a sensor is blinded by the sun or lured away by a countermeasure the result is no different than a failed launch. Therefore, mission assurance depends on defining realistic stray light requirements, designing sensors to meet those requirements, and verifying (by test) sensor stray light performance. This proposal response addresses stray light testing. In Phase 1 work we plan to define requirements and complete the preliminary design for a stray light test station for missile defense sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Peterson
Technical Director
5207210500
gpeterson@breault.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fink
Director of Engineering Services
5207210500
mfink@breault.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road, Suite 350 Tucson, AZ 85715

EIN/Tax ID: 860377447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No