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Optical Signature Modeling of Transmissive Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7218
Agency Tracking Number: B162-018-0255
Amount: $99,899.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA16-018
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-12-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-22
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Faircloth
 Chief Engineer
 (256) 319-2026
Business Contact
 William Todd
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) relies on industry standard software such as Optical Signatures Code (OSC) to compute the visible and infrared signatures of threats, targets, and related objects. These models are critical for systems engineering studies, tracking and discrimination algorithm development, and proper stimulation of hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) and software-in-the-loop (SWIL) testing for kill vehicle development and performance. Currently, tools such as OSC lack the ability to model optically transmissive materials and account for thermo-optical interactions of multilayered materials and multiple spatially separated object components. IERUS Technologies proposes to develop a high accuracy, computationally efficient optical/IR modeling capability for objects made up of arbitrary combinations of multilayered transmissive and reflective materials. IERUS will accomplish this by combining several existing in-house tools with our deep experience modeling and characterizing IR signatures and material properties. IERUS will draw upon GPU-accelerated ray tracing, rigorous thermo-optical finite element modeling, and experimental validation to produce a robust, accurate, and efficient IR modeling capability. Approved for Public Release | 16-MDA-8917 (15 November 16)

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