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WEATHER EFFECTS ON BACKGROUND SIGNATURES ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8480
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DCS CORP.
1330 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: WEATHER EFFECTS ON BACKGROUND SIGNATURES ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,976.00
 

Abstract:

THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TARGETS AND THE BACKGROUND IN BOTH THE VISUAL AND THERMAL SPECTRAL BANDS ARE AFFECTED BY SEVERAL WEATHER RELATED VARIABLES. THE DCS TE-EX MODEL WAS ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED AS A FIRST PRINCIPLES MATHEMATICAL MODEL TO PREDICT THE RADIATED TEMPERATURE OF TARGETS IN A FIELD ENVIRONMENT. THE MODEL, BECAUSE IT IS A FIRST PRINCIPLES MODEL, CAN BE USED TO PREDICT RADIATED TEMPERATURES OF BACKGROUND OBJECTS. THE REFINEMENTS REQUIRED TO EXTEND THIS MODEL WILL BE PERFORMED AND THE ALGORITHMS CODED IN FORTRAN. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON THE EFFECTS OF CLOUDS ON THE THERMAL AND VISIBLE SIGNATURE AND THE INSULATION EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL CLOUDS IN THE INFRARED. THE IMPROVED MODEL WILL BE VALIDATED BY COMPARING THE PREDICTED TEMPERATURE OF SPECIFIC OBJECTS WITH MEASURED FIELD COLLECTED DATA. THE RESULTING COMPARISONS WILL THEN BE USED TO FINALIZE THE MODEL.

Principal Investigator:

Richard t flaherty
7036838430

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dcs Corp
1055 N Fairfax St Alexandria, VA 22314

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