THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN ON-BOARD FLOW-FIELD PASSIVE RANGING SYSTEM FOR USE IN TACTICAL MISSILE GUIDANCE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 923
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics, Inc.
55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. GREG ZACHARIAS
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN ON-BOARD FLOW-FIELD PASSIVE RANGING SYSTEM FOR USE IN TACTICAL MISSILE GUIDANCE. THE BASIC TECHNIQUE PROPOSED FOR STUDY USES THE FLOW-FIELD INFORMATION IMPLICIT IN ALL PASSIVELY-IMAGED DYNAMIC SCENES, TO DEVELOP EVOLVING AND AUTONOMOUS ESTIMATES OF MISSILE IMPACT TIMES TO ALL TERRAIN POINTS IN THE SEEKER FIELD-OF-VIEW. COMBINED WITH A MISSILE SPEED ESTIMATE, THESE IMPACT THESE IMPACT TIMES DETERMINE A MISSILE-RELATIVE RANGE "DEPTH MAP" TO ALL VIEWED TERRAIN POINTS. WE PROPOSED TO EVALATE THE TECHNIQUE'S FEAIBILITY OVER THREE TASKS. WE WILL: 1) DEFINE A PRELIMINARY ON-BOARD SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE TECHNIQUE AND IDENTIFY BASIC FEASIBILITY ISSUES; 2) DEVELOP AND EXERCISE A PERFORMANCE MODEL TO ASSESS EXPECTED RANGING ACCURACY; AND 3) DEFINE COMPONENT FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR FOLLOW-ON DEVELOPMENT. A FINAL REPORT WILL INCLUDE A SUMMMARY OF THE PROGRAM'S OBJECTIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS, AND A SET OF OVERALL SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS TO SUPPORT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.

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