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Fitting Imagery of Explosives Radiance with Endmember Signatures software (FIERES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-15-M-0220
Agency Tracking Number: F151-110-0068
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-110
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-23
Small Business Information
4 Fourth Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803-3304
United States
DUNS: 47627732
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hoang Dothe
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
 dothe@spectral.com
Business Contact
 Robert Sundberg
Title: Dr.
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Email: rob@spectral.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

ABSTRACT:Intense light emission from high explosive (HE) detonations is a well-known phenomenon, containing considerable information about the explosives and environment. The very early temporal period of this UV-VIS-NIR emission represents the brightest radiance and contains spectral signatures of intermediate compounds emitted during fireball expansion and from reactions with ambient species. Spectral analysis to identify the emitting chemical species has not been fully exploited, yet is critical to support ongoing research and development towards improved control, safety and performance of explosive materials and munitions. In particular, there is a need for a species classification system coupled to a unified, comprehensive database of emission spectra. Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI), in collaboration with Prof. Nick Glumac of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), hereby proposes to develop a complete spectral signature processing capability for interpreting the spectral signatures at all times of the explosion process from early breakout period to fireball conditions. This software, dubbed Fitting Imagery of Explosives Radiance with Endmember Signatures software (FIERES), will provide a classification system based on a database of UV/VIS/NIR signatures constructed for all possible species and conditions in the detonation environment.BENEFIT:High Explosives, munitions, detonation, UV-VIS-NIR, high temperatures, spectral signatures, classification, Endmember.

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