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Optical Waveform Correlator for Closed Loop Infrared Countermeasures (CLIRCM)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-082
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Optical Waveform Correlator for Closed Loop Infrared Countermeasures (CLIRCM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-H223
Award Amount: $69,993.00


Current infrared counter measure (IRCM) system for rotary wing platforms require cues from the missile warning system (MWS) that detects the launch of a surface to air missile. The current state-of-the-art MWS have been challenged with false alarm issues and handoff errors that stress the requirements of the countermeasure systems. Closed loop infrared counter measures (CLIRCM) concepts based on optical augmentation (OA) from the missile seeker present an opportunity to address several issues that challenge near term IRCM approaches. CLIRCM allows the ability to detect and identify threats prior to launch maximizing the CM effectiveness. Additionally, by the nature of the method handoff errors are eliminated if the active detection system is also used as the laser CM. Aret, proposes to develop a unique and robust CLIRCM concept that detects, identifies and tracks the missile before the launch by enabling detection and identification of missile seeker optics in real time.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew E. Paul
Advanced Programs Manager

Business Contact:

Dave Kane
Executive Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No