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IMPACT OF TARGET SHADOWS ON TARGET ACQUISITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15865
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15865
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: 1991
Title: IMPACT OF TARGET SHADOWS ON TARGET ACQUISITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,940.00
 

Abstract:

A SHADOW MODEL IS PROPOSED THAT WILL MATE DIRECTLY WITH THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE LABORATORY (ASL) TARGET ACQUISITION TACTICAL DECISION AID (TATDA). THE SHADOW'S INHERENT CONTRAST WILL BE DETERMINED FROM EQUATIONS USING THE RATIO OF SOLAR TO SKY ILLUMINATION. THE SHADOW SIZE WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY A MINIMUM CRITICAL DIMENSION EQUIVALENT TO THE NVL MODEL METHODOLOGY ALREADY EMBEDDED IN THE TATDA SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE MODULE. THE MINIMUM CRITICAL DIMENSION WILL BE MEASURED FROM AN ACTUAL SHADOW GENERATED BY BOXLIKE REPLICAS OF THE VARIOUS TARGETS OF INTEREST. THIS PROVIDES A LEVEL OF FIDELITY CONSISTENT WITH THE REST OF THE TATDA WHILE MINIMIZING COMPUTER TIME AND SPACE. THE SHADOWS WILL BE GENERATED USING AN ENHANCED VERSION OF THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED LASERX MODEL. BOTH PRINTER ND VIDEO TERMINAL OUTPUTS WILL INCLUDE A VISUALIZATION OF THE TARGET AND ITS SHADOW. ALL THE ABOVE ATTRIBUTES ARE SUN ANGLE DEPENDENT, AS IS A TEST FOR SHADOW OCCURRENCE, WHICH DEPENDS UPON CLOUD FREE LINES OF SIGHT BETWEEN THE TARGET AND THE SUN. WHEN ADDED TO THE TATDA, THE SHADOW MODEL WILL PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY FOR PREDICTING THE PROBABILITY OF DETECTION/RECOGNITION FOR THE TARGET AND/OR ITS SHADOW.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Akerman Iii
Principal Investigator
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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: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No