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A Ladar Signature Capability for Transient Missile Events for FLITES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA9300-04-M-3103
Agency Tracking Number: B041-026-0894
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-026
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-02-01
Small Business Information
4 Fourth Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
DUNS: 047627732
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Leonid Muratov
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
 lmuratov@spectral.com
Business Contact
 Fritz Bien
Title: President
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Email: fritz@spectral.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The design of missile defense systems is challenging because of the complex, often transient, 3D, and very wide range of phenomena exhibited by missile systems. The diverse defense system requirements, such as detection, tracking, hard body location, discrimination against countermeasures, and kill assessment, to name but a few, dictate consideration of equally diverse sensor systems spanning all wavelengths, UV through RF, and both active (radar and Ladar) and passive modalities. An indispensable tool in the design of a missile defense system is an engagement/sensor simulation model capable of rendering all the above complexities and sensor requirements at a meaningful level of fidelity and with, ideally, real-time computational speed. To address this critical MDA need, Spectral Sciences, Inc. and Kinetics, Inc. propose to extend the FLITES (Fast Line-of-sight Imagery for Target and Exhaust Signatures) engagement scenario model into the active system regime. Phase I will feature development and demonstration of an innovative high fidelity Ladar radiation-transport model with application to the radar chaff release problem. In Phase II, an engineering-level model suitable for integration into FLITES will be developed and validated and modules for other types of transient events will be developed.

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