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Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-P-0663
Agency Tracking Number: F19A-006-0069
Amount: $149,820.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19A-T006
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-20
Small Business Information
4161 Spruce Pine Ct
Dayton, OH 45424
United States
DUNS: 079092835
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matt Dierking
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 767-1753
Business Contact
 Paul McManamon
Phone: (937) 344-3921
Research Institution
 University of Dayton
 Dr Ed Watson Dr Ed Watson
300 College park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

 (937) 623-4184
 Nonprofit College or University

The imaging vibrometer development will be based on a representative Directed Energy (DE) aperture assumed to be 30 cm. This effort will provide both DE and Combat IDentification (CID), modes for relative short range DE operations, and an ISR Combat IDentification (CID) mode for operation at extended range. A combination of analytic derivations and wave optics simulations will be used to define a realizable conceptual system design, and characterize its performance over this wide imaging space. Both representative target and atmospheric phenomenologies relevant to vibration imaging will be analyzed. Simulated will provide detailed descriptions of the changing speckle fields and their impacts on the vibration measurements. The results of the simulation will be used to refine the initial Conceptual Design and provide an initial specification for a scaled system to be implemented in Phase II. This research will enable deployment of vibration imager for both signature and phenomenology experiments as well as future operational applications.

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