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Company Information:

Company Name: AERO OPTICS, INC.
City: Rolling Hills Estate
State: CA
Zip+4: 90274
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 541-1933

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,253,346.00 15
SBIR Phase II $3,349,999.00 4

Award List:

Rigorous, Practical Method for Predicting Plume Backflow and Surface Impingement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Newton Freeman
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Spacecraft surface contamination can result from nozzle-exhaust molecules, droplets, and/or condensate-clusters which expand and scatter to fill the space volume at large angles from the nozzle thrust axis. Only a small fraction of the exhaust products expands to large angles; however, the amount is… More

Soot Nucleation/Growth Dynamics and Performance/Environmental Impact

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Newton Freeman
Award Amount: $78,400.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a comprehensive physical model and practical computation tool for predicting/analyzing soot formation due to hydrocarbon-fuel combustion is liquid-propellant rockets. A state-of-science approach is proposed for understanding/ quantifying… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. Newton Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $64,998.00

Flow Advanced Simulation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G.Newton Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
A comprehensive rigorous unified physical formulation and accurate efficient robust computation technique are described for simulating complex compressible viscous reacting multiphases flow phenomena which can affect or control the performance or signatureof a flight vehicle during al phases of… More

Target End-to-End Signature Simulation (TESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. Newton Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $64,997.00
Abstract:
A near-term low-cost end-to-end optical signature code is proposed which incorporates advanced physical models and simulation methods within a unified code structure to enable unprecedented levels of computational performance (speed, fidelity) for analysisand simulation of target/background… More

Plasma Radar Effects Simulation (PRES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
A new Plasma Radar Effects Simulation (PRES) is proposed. The objective is a software tool that predicts radar observables for general three-dimensional plasma volumes (plumes/wakes are special cases). PRES requires an imported flowfield containingcharged species and condensed phase particulate… More

Fluctuating Intensity Early Launch Detection Simulation (FIELDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
A data-driven model of missile exhaust plume intensity fluctuations near launch is proposed. The model provides the rms magnitude, frequency dependence and spectral band dependence of the intensity fluctuation power spectral density (PSD). Itsapplication is the missile signature component of the… More

Plume Laser Radar Effects Simulation (PLRES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
A new Plume Laser Radar Effects Simulation (PLRES) is proposed. The objective is a software tool that predicts observables resulting from laser illumination of missile exhaust plumes and wakes. PLRES requires an imported flowfield that prescribesproperties of molecular and condensed phase… More

Target End-to-End Signature Simulation (TESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. N. Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $900,000.00
Abstract:
A near-term low-cost end-to-end optical signature code is proposed which incorporates advanced physical models and simulation methods within a unified code structure to enable unprecedented levels of computational performance (speed, fidelity) for analysis and simulation of target/background… More

Ladar Algorithm for Lethal Objects (LALO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. N. Freeman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Advanced interceptor seekers with active ladar systems offer enhanced capabilities for target acquisition, discrimination, tracking, and targeting of a lethal object within a ballistic missile threat train including off-nominal threats and countermeasures. Full exploitation of these capabilities… More

Radiation Advanced Simulation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine Pearce, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $950,000.00
Abstract:
New innovative concepts and formulations for spectral radiation in plumes and atomspheres are proposed for incorporation in an advanced unified comprehensive radiation simulation tool for comples flow phenomena at arbitrary altitude. The innovations enable unprecedented accuracy, efficiency, and… More

Trough Region Plume Signatures (TRPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The altitude region 40-70 km (signature trough region) is a segment of missile trajectories in which MDA signature simulation capability is least reliable. Important phenomena include afterburning cessation, turbulent-laminar transition, reduced mixing and onset of collision enhancement. Aero… More

Coherent Laser Radar Target Signature (CLRTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
A Coherent Laser Radar Target Signature (CLRTS) simulation is proposed that provides the laser wavefront to the receiver aperture. The objective is to provide the spatial and temporal description of the wavefront (amplitude and phase) at the coherent laser radar receiver for HWIL simulation. This… More

Plume Rarefied Interference/Signature Model (PRISM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. N. Freeman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Low-thrust rocket engines (bus, vernier, divert, attitude control) operating at high altitudes can generate extended plume signatures with potential impact on forward-based missile-defense interceptor-seeker system performance. The signatures can include phenomena and features not exhibited for… More

Simulated Transient Evolutionary Plume Signature (STEPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. N. Freeman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Nonsteady plume signatures can result from transient engine operating conditions (e.g., start-up, shut-down) or evolutionary vehicle flight conditions (acceleration, ascent). Current standard codes assume constant engine/flight conditions as for a steady engine burn in a ground static test. An… More

Advanced Feature Extraction Algorithm (AFEA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Blaine E. Pearce, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Defense against modern ballistic missiles requires discrimination between lethal and nonlethal objects within a large number of nearly identical threats. This MDA SBIR Topic "Advanced Feature Extraction Algorithm" (AFEA) has the objective of developing and demonstrating an algorithm that can… More

Simulated Transient Evolutionary Plume Signature (STEPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: G. N. Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Nonsteady plume signatures can result from transient engine operating conditions (e.g., start-up, shut-down) or evolutionary vehicle flight conditions (acceleration, ascent). Current standard plume signature codes assume constant engine/flight conditions as for a steady engine burn in a ground… More

Microwave Advanced Simulation Tool (MAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Newton Freeman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Passive microwave emission from a missile plume offers potential for all-weather early launch detection because of superior microwave penetration through obscuring clouds, dust, haze, and fog. The task is to estimate through simulation the plume passive microwave signature due to gas/particle… More