Multispectral Lidar for Plume Particle Characterization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,976.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-05-C-0087
Award Id:
74702
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0844
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO, 80027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149375479
Principal Investigator:
Scott Shald
Research Scientist II
(303) 604-2000
scott.shald@ctilidar.com
Business Contact:
Tim Carrig
Director of Research & Development
(303) 604-2000
tim.carrig@ctilidar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As active ladar systems become more and more common in missile defense roles, the need for accurate missile signature models increases. Laser radars are currently being pursued for tracking of boosting missiles due to the obvious benefits of clutter rejection and increased precision over passive systems. However, the interaction of laser light with a missile's plume is a complex process that is not well understood. In order to optimize the performance of a laser radar system for missile defense, this laser/plume interaction must be better characterized. Analytic models for laser/plume interaction are being developed, but these models are very sensitive to particle size and shape parameters. Empirical data is needed for validation and model refinement. CTI proposes an active, multi-wavelength ladar system for onboard measurements of missile plume properties. The system will measure scattering properties of the missile plume and estimate particle size and shape distributions. This effort leverages several current activities at CTI, who has proven itself as a world-leader in lidar systems. From CTI's commercial produce, WindTracer, to its custom military systems, CTI has developed rugged, high-performing remote sensing systems to meet the needs of its customers.

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