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Missile Intercept Debris Cloud Signature Toolkit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0057
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0210
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
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Burlington, MA 01803
United States
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Braunstein
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
Business Contact
 Fritz Bien
Title: President
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Research Institution

"A successful intercept of a high-altitude missile (>100km) by a kinetic energy kill vehicle initiates a complex sequence of events and observable signatures occurring over a very wide range of temporal, spatial, and spectral scales. The resultant debriscloud signatures contain highly desirable information on the lethality of the intercept (glancing blow or deadly impact) and on the contents of the warhead (nuclear, biological, or chemical). It is also a source of background clutter potentiallyinterfering with the operation of other sensors. A single, phenomenologically complete, and comprehensive (UV-LWIR spectral coverage) debris cloud model does not exist. To address this important BMDO need, Spectral Sciences, Inc. proposes to develop theDebris Cloud Signature Toolkit (DCST). The problem separates naturally into three major modules, (1) the plasma flash, (2) the freely expanding debris cloud, and (3) the atmospherically-interacting debris cloud. In Phase I, we plan to formulate theoverall approach to each of the modules and to select one module, the plasma flash, for further development and application to analysis of field data. In Phase II, a prototype DCST will be developed and applied to analysis of available intercept data fromthe THAAD, NMD, and NTW programs. The primary product will be a state of the art software toolkit for the simulation of signatures from the debris cloud resulting from a high-altitude missile inter

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