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Combining wave effects with radiance transport for IR scene generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-001-0375
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-001
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
LRK Associates
6655 Palomino Circle West Linn, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Combining wave effects with radiance transport for IR scene generation
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7848
Award Amount: $98,001.00
 

Abstract:

The identification and tracking of objects of interest to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) depends upon detection, measurement/classification, and visualization of the radiation emitted by these objects. Since BMDS operation is strongly tied to imagery, the input of synthetic imagery that resembles operational scenarios is one way to test its functionality. It is crucial that such synthetic scenes not only correctly simulate the original source characteristics that emitted the radiation, but also its subsequent propagation through the atmosphere. An existing software system for synthetic IR scene generation is FLITES. While it handles molecular absorption of radiation well, its facilities for describing the wave-based phenomena of refraction, scattering and diffraction, and non-molecular extinction phenomena in the atmosphere are limited. In this Phase I research LRK Associates proposes to demonstrate how a wave-based description of radiation propagation can be coupled to FLITES to handle large-scale refraction, diffraction and scattering by atmospheric turbulence, and general extinction phenomena.

Principal Investigator:

Laurence Keefe
President
(503) 657-4623
lrzodm@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Laurence Keefe
President
(503) 657-4623
lrzodm@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

LRK Associates
6655 Palomino Circle West Linn, OR -

EIN/Tax ID: 342037169
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No