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SENSOR APPLICATION IN ANTI-AIR WARFARE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12564
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12564
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Horizons Technology, Inc.
3990 Ruffin Road San Diego, CA 92123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: SENSOR APPLICATION IN ANTI-AIR WARFARE
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $58,471.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE THE PERFORMANCE OF NEWTECHNOLOGY EO-IR ANTI-AIR WARFARE SENSOR SYSTEMS IN NOISY, CLUTTERED, AND OBSCURED ENVIRONMENTS. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL CHARACTERIZE SENSOR SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, AND WILL IDENTIFY THE ALGORITHMS THAT HAVE BEEN, AND ARE CURRENTLY BEING, USED TO PROCESS SENSOR SYSTEM OUTPUTS TO MODERATE THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC TURBIDITY AND COUNTERMEASURES. THIS STUDY WILL TREAT THE EFFECTS OF ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES AND CONDITIONS, AND OF COUNTERMEASURES, ON LIMITATIONS TO ANGULAR DISCRIMINATION, SCANNING MODES, TARGET-DETECTOR RANGE, NOISE, AND DETECTOR SENSITIVITY. A RANKED IDENTIFICATION OF CRITICAL LIMITATIONS TO PERFORMANCE AS FUNCTIONS OF SENSOR SYSTEM PARAMETERS, E.G., NUMBER OF SENSOR ELEMENTS, SENSOR ELEMENT ARRAY CONFIGURATIONS, SCANNING MODES, OPTICS AND FOCAL PLANES, NEP, D*, ETC., WILL BE GENERATED, AND THEN ALL IDENTIFIED SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE TARGET DETECTION AND RECOGNITION WILL BE MATCHED TO THIS MATRIX. ANALYSIS OF THIS MATRIX WILL IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN EXISTING ALGORITHMS AND DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPROVED ALGORITHMS. A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE GAINS TO BE EXPECTED FROM THE NEW GENERATION EO-IR SENSOR SYSTEMS UNDER NON-IDEAL CONDITIONS WILL BE PROVIDED ALONG WITH A PHASE II WORK FOR HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ALGORITHM APPLICATION. THE UTILITY OF AN HTI-DEVELOPED END-TO-END AERIAL TARGETING WORKSTATION FOR PHASE II EVALUATION OF SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR CLUTTERED AND OBSECURED ENVIRONMENTS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William T Kreiss
6192928331

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Horizons Technology Inc
3990 Ruffin Rd San Diego, CA 92123

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