Simulation of Extended Scene Imaging through Turbulence

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,921.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-06-C-0032
Award Id:
72755
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-009-1360
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1341 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA, 92806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801256199
Principal Investigator:
Terry Brennan
Senior Scientist
(714) 772-7668
tbrennan@tosc.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Tyler
President
(714) 772-7668
glenn.a.tyler@tosc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The complexity of simulating electro-magnetic propagation through turbulence often requires sophisticated techniques both in the use of proper physics models and in the numerical implementation in simulations. Incoherent imaging of extended targets is one problem which is not reasonably solved with standard techniques. At some levels this problem is completely intractable. An approach is developed which reduces the computational requirements by a factor of 20 over conventional techniques. Several other technical problems related to wave optics simulation are addressed as well. These include 3D dynamic modeling of targets, thermal blooming, simulation of long time sequences, proper representation of turbulence statistics, advanced image processing techniques, and integration of physical and geometric optics propagation models. These solutions will all be integrated along with proven wave optics propagation techniques in an object-oriented modeling tool that is easy to use, efficient, and extensible.

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