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Directed Energy Concepts and Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41090
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41090
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VANGUARD RESEARCH, INC.
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 450 Fairfax, VA 22030
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Directed Energy Concepts and Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,835.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal addresses the problem of utilizing spatial -hyperspectral imaging capabilities of space-borne sensors to detect and characterize regions of atmospheric turbulence and cirrus cloud clutter which may impact employment and/or performance of space based laser and airborne high energy laser weapons systems. Our concept for worldwide detection, characterization and mapping of atmospheric turbulence and cirrus clouds includes spectral and hyperspectral imagers operated in the W to MWIR spectral range in a virtual triangulation geometry. Spectral and hyperspectral imagery allows altitude sounding of atmospheric clutter from turbulence and cirrus clouds. Triangulation geometry allows precise altitude selection by cross correlation of the backscatter signals. The combination of altitude and Fourier-space background spectral discrimination will provide an altitude resolved measurement of atmospheric clutter from clear air turbulence and from cirrus clouds, both of which may affect performance of the SBL (Space Based Laser) and the Airborne Laser (ABL) systems.

Principal Investigator:

Robert D. Sears
5059981920

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

VANGUARD RESEARCH, INC.
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 450 Fairfax, VA 22030

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