Simulation of Extended Scene Imaging through Turbulence

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: F051-009-1360
Amount: $1,249,920.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-009
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
G A TYLER ASSOC., INC.
1341 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA, 92806
DUNS: 801256199
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terry Brennan
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 772-7668
 tbrennan@tosc.com
Business Contact
 Glenn Tyler
Title: President
Phone: (714) 772-7668
Email: glenn.a.tyler@tosc.com
Research Institution
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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