Maneuvering Target Phenomenology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W91260-09-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: B073-021-0223
Amount: $999,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-021
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neeraj Sinha
 Vice President & Technica
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Sanford Dash
Title: President & Chief Scienti
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution
Modeling of missile plume signature emissions play a crucial role in supporting system-oriented studies in a number of important areas related to detection and identification of the rocket motor during high altitude maneuvers. Examples of these areas include early warning systems, post launch warning detection, missile typing algorithms, discrimination and background clutter discrimination. The goal of proposed Phase II effort is the development of a first-principle, high fidelity model for simulation of plume signatures for “real-world” maneuvering long-range (strategic) Threat Ballistic Missiles (TBM) during their ascent phase at high altitudes. This model, entitled High Altitude Model for Maneuvering Rocket Plume Signatures (HAMMRS), will be derived by integration of MDA-supported, well-validated CFD and DSMC plume codes, as well as the necessary Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (NLTE) thermochemistry and Infra-Red (IR), Ultra-Violet (UV), Visible (Vis) Signature models, within a new simulation architecture that is optimized for unsteady applications. At the conclusion of Phase II, HAMMRS will have been systematically validated against full-scale flight data. Its utility in supporting MDA’s initiatives in Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) will have been demonstrated by its application to liquid and solid propellant fueled threat targets.

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