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Two-Color Infrared (IR) Simulation Tools

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2007 / SBIR
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Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Two-Color Infrared (IR) Simulation Tools
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-1190
Award Amount: $749,180.00


A major challenge in developing an operationally useful optics based MWS is maintaining a high probability of detection in high clutter with a minimum number of false alarms. A method to remove false alarms caused by the sun is to use two-color discrimination techniques as well as using visible sensor systems. Available laboratory IR simulators only generate high-fidelity single-color IR scenes and emulate single-color MWS in real time, but cannot provide the fidelity and scene generation capability to mature two-color IR and visible sensor systems. DRA proposes a robust, integrated, Real-Time Optics Multi-color Simulation (ROMS) capability to address the two-color and visible MWS requirements. ROMS applies commercial scene rendering and sensor emulation concepts using COTS hardware coupled with an innovative/flexible architecture to provide a testbed for optical sensor technology evolution. During Phase I, DRA investigated optical MWS development requirements, defined key simulation technologies to generate a real-time optical scene, and developed a simulation architecture that integrates these technologies. DRA will conduct risk reduction demonstrations to show the architecture's feasibility. During Phase II, DRA will implement a prototype to and demonstrate key characteristics. The Phase II effort will provide a building-block capability for rapid evolution of advanced optical MWS technology.

Principal Investigator:

Ron Clericus
Director Modeling and Sim

Business Contact:

Ray Trimmer
Executive Vice President
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3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No