Two-Color Infrared (IR) Simulation Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1046
Agency Tracking Number: F061-211-0388
Amount: $99,810.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-211
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
DUNS: 044329761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Clericus
 Senior Techical Staff
 (937) 255-2811
 ronald.clericus@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Ray Trimmer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 431-1644
Email: rtrimmer@dramail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A major challenge in developing an operationally useful optics based MWS is maintaining a high probability of detection in high clutter with a minimum number of false alarms. A method to remove false alarms caused by the sun is to use two-color discrimination techniques as well as using visible sensor systems. Available laboratory IR simulators only generate high-fidelity single-color IR scenes and emulate single-color MWS in real time, but cannot provide the fidelity and scene generation capability to mature two-color IR and visible sensor systems. DRA proposes a robust, integrated, Real-Time Optics Multi-color Simulation (ROMS) capability to address the two-color and visible MWS requirements. ROMS applies commercial scene rendering concepts with innovative architecture for a flexible optical sensor technology testbed. During Phase I, DRA will investigate optical MWS development requirements, define key simulation technologies to generate a real-time optical scene, and develop simulation architecture that integrates these technologies. DRA will utilize the Sensors Directorate Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL) as a testbed for demonstrating the architecture's feasibility. During Phase II, DRA will implement a prototype using the IDAL to demonstrate key characteristics. The Phase II effort will provide a building-block capability for rapid evolution of advanced optical MWS technology.

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