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Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74722
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0540
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 3126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0152
Award Amount: $599,838.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared sensors play an important role in missile defense systems, and continued improvement in their performance is critical as adversary payloads become smaller, cooler, and dimmer. While there can be no substitute for in-situ performance testing, the risks, cost, and development time for future systems can be reduced through accurate scene and sensor simulations. Current scene simulation algorithms do not model radiometrically complex scenes with sufficient accuracy for arbitrary line-of-sight conditions across the spectrum. Complex scenes include those with aurora, polar mesospheric clouds, stratospheric warming, etc., and often include multiple phenomena within the line-of-sight. Our Phase 2 effort provides an enhanced capability for generating atmospheric simulations of stressing optical scenes. Our highly successful Phase 1 effort demonstrated the capability to simulate stressing atmospheric structure along flight paths from threat regions. The Phase 2 proposal includes expansion of our inventory of validated scene simulations, development of new techniques to allow proper scene generation in different geographic and geophysical settings, scene clutter characterization for high-fidelity simulation on small spatial-temporal scales, 3-dimensional data field construction for auroral and thermal structure rendering, inclusion of additional phenomena, and development of interface control documentation to support transition of these scene simulation capabilities into BEST.

Principal Investigator:

Hilary Snell
Principal Investigator
7817612288
hsnell@aer.com

Business Contact:

Cecilia Sze
President and CEO
7817612288
csze@aer.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421

EIN/Tax ID: 042608324
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No