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Fluctuating Intensity Early Launch Detection Simulation (FIELDS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64336
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1983
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Fluctuating Intensity Early Launch Detection Simulation (FIELDS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F0461103M3204
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 end-to-end Fluctuating Intensity Early Launch Detection Simulation (FIELDS). Additional components of FIELDS will include atmospheric and cloud attenuation, background descriptions, sensor and platformproperties, and detection algorithms. The objective is to develop overall system requirements to exploit fluctuating plume intensity for early detection, track, and identification of missile launches. Phase I is development of a data-driven model of theintensity fluctuations with the objective of extrapolating existing measurements to other missiles, observational conditions and spectral bands. The model exploites high temporal framerate (13-100 kHz) VIS-NIR measurements of a variety of missile plumesduring launch and static tests collected by the MDA Innovative Sciences and Technology Experimentation Facility (ISTEF). Correct accounting for missile geometry, propellants, altitude, velocity, aspect, and spectral band is accomplished with the two MDAPhase II SBIR programs

Principal Investigator:

Blaine E. Pearce
Principal Scientist
3105411933
bep@aero-optics.com

Business Contact:

G. Newton Freeman
President
3105411933
gnf@aero-optics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274

EIN/Tax ID: 930947556
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No