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Methodologies for Accurate Assessment of Target Characteristics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-039-0388
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-039
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
deciBel Research, Inc.
325 Bob Heath Drive Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Methodologies for Accurate Assessment of Target Characteristics
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7922
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate knowledge of a target's radar signature is a critical issue in assessing the performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMDS) system, and digital signature models continue are used extensively in simulation of BMDS elements. Though existing predictive signature codes are fast, they are limited in their ability to model non-specular scattering effects and dielectric materials. The need therefore exists for software codes that will correctly model these, while producing data quickly at the needed sampling rates. We propose to develop a predictive signature code, using the Method of Moments (MOM) and the Fast Multipole Method (FMM), that will address these issues. A key element of this new code will be its use of hardware and software acceleration strategies, leveraging threads, CPU vector instructions, and GPU computing. In Phase I, we will develop a proof-of-concept prototype software, and verify its validity using electromagnetic theory and measurements. The prototype software will be further developed and refined during the Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Harrison
Principal Investigator
(256) 489-6163
contracts@dbresearch.net

Business Contact:

Debbie Agarwal
Director of Contracts
(256) 489-6193
dagarwal@dbresearch.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

deciBel Research, Inc.
325 Bob Heath Drive Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 421551697
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No