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MEASUREMENT OF THE ULTRAVIOLET SIGNATURE OF AN OBJECT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9796
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9796
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
I-MATH ASSOC., INC.
230 Cattail Ct, PO Box 560 Orlando, FL 32856
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MEASUREMENT OF THE ULTRAVIOLET SIGNATURE OF AN OBJECT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE VULNERABILITY OF A LOW OBSERVABLE AIRCRAFT TO AN ULTRAVIOLET (UV) SEEKING MISSILE CAN BE DETERMINED BY AN END-TO-END DIGITAL SIMULATION WHICH CONCATENATES EXISTING I-MATH COMPUTER PROGRAMS. THE "VISUAL AND LASER ULTRAVIOLET TO ELECTRO OPTICAL (VALVE)" CODE PRODUCES HIGH FIDELITY 3D SHAPE AND SPECTRAL RADIANCE IMAGES OF AIRCRAFT AND SKY/TERRAIN BACKGROUNDS IN THE 0.1 - 1.0 MICRON SPECTRAL REGION. SIGNIFICANT INPUTS TO VALUE INCLUDE BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE FUNCTION (BDRF) MEASUREMENTS TO BE MADE BY SURFACE OPTICS, INC. AND UV ATMOSPHERIC SCATTERING CHARACTERIZATIONS PROVIDED BY SAIC. THE LATTER WILL INCLUDE BOTH PREDICTIONS FROM THE "DAVE" CODE PLUSE MEASUREMENTS WITH A UV CAMERA WHICH IS CALIBRATED TO NBS-TRACEABLE STANDARDS. UV IMAGES OF A NAVY AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTER AT VARIOUS RANGES,SUN ANGLES, AND OTHER SCENARIO CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE TAKEN BY SAIC. THESE CALIBRATED IMAGES WILL BE USED TO MODIFY THE VALUE AND DAVE CODES AS NECESSARY, SO THAT THE UV MODELS WILL BE VALIDATED. IN PHASE II, THE VALUE-GENERATED SPECTRAL IMAGES WILL BE INPUT TO THE GENERIC EO SENSOR SIMULATOR, PARAMETERIZED TO REPRESENT AN IMAGING MISSILE TRACKER. IN TURN, AIRCRAFT VULNERABILITY--IN TERMS OF PROBABILITY OF HIT AND MISS DISTANCES-WILL BE PREDICTED USING A MICOM-DEVELOPED 6DOF MISSILE SIMULATION.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Akerman Iii
4078573213

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

I-math Assocs Inc
Po Box 560788 Orlando, FL 32856

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