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Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-16-C-1767
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T40-0297
Amount: $749,830.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT40
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-15
Small Business Information
2614 artie street
huntsville, AL 35801
United States
DUNS: 947445524
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Pond
 (256) 536-2949
 pond@hiwaay.net
Business Contact
 John Pond
Phone: (256) 536-2949
Email: pond@hiwaay.net
Research Institution
 University of Alabama in Huntsviile
 Gloria Green
 
UAHuntsville Office of Sponsored Programs
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

 (256) 824-2647
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

EO/IR sensors can provide high spatial resolution images using multiple frequency bands ranging from the visible to mid-wave IR. EO/IR sensors have been very successful for terrain imaging from subsonic aircraft and from satellites. Imaging using these platforms has been studied extensively. EO/IR sensors can provide high spatial resolution images using multiple frequency bands ranging from the visible to mid-wave IR. EO/IR sensors have been very successful for terrain imaging from subsonic aircraft and from satellites. Imaging using these platforms has been studied extensively. However, the study of such sensors on-board hypersonic platforms has not been performed with any detail thus far. The objective of this effort is the development of a set of software tools to assess the effects of the hypersonic flow environment on electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) optical systems for a given flight profile and mission. This toolset consists of standalone applications for evaluation of the hypersonic effects and middleware to link various state-of-the-art discipline-specific engineering applications used for multidisciplinary design and analysis of Electro/Optic (EO/IR) systems.

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