Stray Light Test Station for Ballistic Missile Defense Sensors – IR Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$665,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7607
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0408
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-006
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road, Suite 350, Tucson, AZ, 85715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
099378374
Principal Investigator
 Gary Peterson
 Sr. Technical Director
 (520) 721-0500
 gpeterson@breault.com
Business Contact
 Robert Pagano
Title: Managing Sr. Technical Di
Phone: (520) 721-0500
Email: bpagano@breault.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target detection, discrimination and acquisition. The most effective way to control stray light is to move or block the offending stray light source. In the hostile environment of missile defense this is not an option. The enemy dictates the stray light environment. Defense sensors must contend with the sun, moon, earth limb, and countermeasures, at virtually any angle relative to the sensor boresight. If a sensor is blinded by the sun or lured away by a countermeasure the result is no different than a failed launch. Mission assurance depends on defining realistic stray light requirements, designing sensors to meet those requirements, and tests that verify sensor stray light performance. While controlling stray light in missile defense sensors is critical, stray light testing is sporadic. There is a need for a permanent stray light test station for missile defense sensors, staffed by personnel well versed in stray light, and allowed to grow over time with the support of multiple programs. This Phase 2 program BRO will procure and integrate the facility hardware necessary to provide infra-red measurement capability to the visible stray light test station developed under SBIR B2-1065.

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