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Hyperspectral Classification for Muzzle Flash Recognition from the Silver Fox…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74998
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-253-1109
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Hyperspectral Classification for Muzzle Flash Recognition from the Silver Fox UAV
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0091
Award Amount: $155,985.00
 

Abstract:

One possible approach to discriminate between different projectiles and weapons is to analyze the muzzle flash spectra which is produced when they are fired. While the IR spectrum contains thermal information about the flame the UV portion of the spectrum contains information about the gas chemistry that is usually not affected by reflections - leading to a high signal to noise ratio. The proposed effort extends existing spectral analysis work in the visible and IR to observe the spectra in the UV. An extensive data base of different muzzle flashes and projectiles will be established from which key aspects of the spectra will be determined to enable future rapid assessment of the muzzle flash. Following the initial assessment of a wide range of spectra, a rapid computed tomography imaging spectrometer will be integrated onto the Silver Fox UAV for airborne reconnaissance and assessment of muzzle flashes. The outcome of the proposed effort will be a local airborne surveillance system that can provide rapid assessment of muzzle flashes, thereby discriminating between friend or foe.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Patterson
Director, R & D
5205736300
mpatterson@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No