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ULTRAVIOLET/VISIBLE PLUME SIGNATURES OF MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9408
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ULTRAVIOLET/VISIBLE PLUME SIGNATURES OF MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $66,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OPTICAL SIGNATURE OF A REENTRY VEHICLE CAN BE AN IMPORTANT DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION AND/OR TRACKING DIAGNOSTIC FOR TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE AND/OR BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE PURPOSES. BELOW APPROXIMATELY 100 KM THE EMISSION AND/OR SOLAR SCATTERED SIGNATURES FROM EXHAUST PLUMES ASSOCIATED WITH ATTITUDE CONTROL JETS AND MANEUVERING ROCKETS CAN BE AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE VEHICLE'S OVERALL OPTICAL SIGNATURE. THE BALLISTIC MISSILE OFFICE (BMO) CURRENTLY USES MODIFIED VERSIONS OF THE JANNAF SPF AND SIRRM CODES TO PRODUCE ESTIMATES OF THE SHORT TO LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED SIGNATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PLUMES. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PROGRAM TO EXTEND BMO'S REENTRY VEHICLE PLUME SIGNATURE PREDICTIVE CAPABILITY INTO THE NEAR INFRARED, VISIBLE AND ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL REGIONS BETWEEN 2.0 AND 0.2 MICROMETERS IN WAVELENGTH.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Charles E Kolb
5086639500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research Inc
45 Manning Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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