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FUEL DUMPS AS AN OPTICAL OBSCURANT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2154
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue Burlington, MA 01803-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: FUEL DUMPS AS AN OPTICAL OBSCURANT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $220,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE VENTING OF ROCKET FUEL (OR OTHER SUITABLE LIQUIDS) IS PROPOSED AS A TECHNIQUE FOR OPTICAL OBSCURATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES. AS A LIQUID IS RELEASED IN SPACE, IT UNDERGOES A FLASH EVAPORATION AND SUBSEQUENT COOLING WHICH RESULTS IN A CLOUD OF VAPOR AND PARTICLES. RADIATION CAN POTENTIALLY RESULT FROM: (1) VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED MOLECULES RESULTING FROM COLLISIONS WITH THE ATMOSPHERE AND CHEMILUMINESCENT REACTIONS, AND (2) SCATTERING OF SOLAR OR EARTHSHINE RADIATION BY PARTICLES. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO MODIFY AN EXISTING COMPUTER MODEL DESCRIBING THE HIGH ALTITUDE (150 TO 500 KM) RELEASE OF LIQUIDS TO ALLOW THE PREDICTION OF SPECTRAL, TEMPORAL, AND SPATIAL RADIATION SIGNATURES OF FUEL PUMPS FOR REALISTIC OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS. IN PHASE II, LABORATORY AND FIELD MEASUREMENT PROGRAMS WOULD BE CARRIED OUT AS A MEANS OF MODEL VALIDATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr James W Duff
6172734770

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectral Sciences Inc.
111 S Bedford St Burlington, MA 01803

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