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PRECISE MISSILE BODY LOCATION USING VACUUM CORE EMISSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4412
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4412
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: 1987
Title: PRECISE MISSILE BODY LOCATION USING VACUUM CORE EMISSION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $262,000.00
 

Abstract:

IN ORDER FOR ANY DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON SYSTEM TO BE EFFECTIVE, IT MUST BE CAPABLE OF LOCATING THE TARGET AND DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CLUTTER AND COUNTERMEASURES. THIS PROPOSAL CONSIDERS THE PROBLEM OF ACCURATE ROCKET BODY LOCATING USING PLUME INFRARED EMISSION. INFRARED (IR) VACUUM CORE RADIATION NEAR THE ROCKET MOTOR NOZZLE IS A PROMISING SIGNATURE COMPONENT FOR THIS APPLICATION. A NOVEL SENSOR CONCEPT FOR PRECISE BOOSTER LOCATION IS PROPOSED, WHICH PERMITS ONE TO OBSERVE THE CACUUM CORE RADIATION, WHILE DISCRIMINATING AGAINST INTERFERING COMPONENTS OF THE PLUME SIGNATURE AS WELL AS POTENTIAL IR COUNTERMEASURES. THIS DISCRIMINATION IS PERFORMED BY USING A SPECTRAL FILTERING TECHNIQUE WHICH SELECTIVELY ABSORBS THE INTERFERING RADIATION WHILE TRANSMITTING MOST OF THE VACUUM CORE EMISSION. LOCATION OF THE ROCKET ENGINE EXIT PLANE TO APPROXIMATELY ONE METER MAY BEPOSSIBLE WITH THIS TECHNIQUE. A FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF THIS SENSOR CONCEPT IS PROPOSED FOR PHASE I. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND LABORATORYDEMONSTRATION OF A PROTOTYPE SENSOR WOULD BE PERFORMED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence Bernstein Phd
6172734770

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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