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Plume Simulation Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78547
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0733
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Propulsion Science and Technology, Inc.
848 Town Center Drive Langhorne, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Plume Simulation Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7459
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

Missile exhaust plume radiant emission is a key observable for any missile defense system using optical sensors. Plume-to-hardbody handover and aimpoint selection algorithms are significantly influenced by the temporal and spatial variations of the highly visible exhaust plume signature. Current flowfield and signature tools cannot properly capture many signature trends observed by missile defense sensors. The objective of this effort is to develop data driven techniques to simulate plume observables more accurately, with emphasis on "real world" plume effects. This program seeks to develop innovative image processing tools, which couple together models and measurements using neural networks. The modeling of real world phenomena will be done using advanced CFD codes. Model corrections, obtained from comparisons with data will be applied via the application of image morphing techniques. In Phase I we will demonstrate that limited CFD calculations of highly complex real world plume phenomena can be leveraged via data corrections to other conditions. The tools and procedures developed under Phase I will be applied more generally to systems and phenomena of high priority to MDA.

Principal Investigator:

Margaret W. Taylor
Vice President
2672760181
peg@propulsionscience.com

Business Contact:

Margaret W. Taylor
Vice President
2672760181
peg@propulsionscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROPULSION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, INC.
848 Town Center Drive Langhorne, PA 19047

EIN/Tax ID: 222808054
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No