Interpreting RF Radiation from Interceptor/Targets for Missile Kill Assessment
Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Enig Assoc., Inc.
12501 Prosperity Drive, Suite 340, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
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Abstract"A methodology is proposed through which the radiative output of distant high intercept speed (>Mach 7) collisions between pairs of solid bodies may be used to evaluate the results of such collisions in terms of the subsequent status of the impacted bodies.Based on a theoretical model developed at Enig Associates, Inc and relying on state-of-the-art CFD codes, we intend to calculate the following (i) the thermodynamic states of the bodies during and after impact; (ii) the electric charge distribution, theradiation from the acceleration of this distribution, and the thermal radiation that results from these thermodynamic states. In addition we will show how the radiation as measured by remote devices can be interpreted to determine the final state of theimpacted bodies. Because the radiation is related to the conductivity within the bodies and the products of impact, and this depends sensitively on the temperature, the need for accurate temperature equations of state of the products is imperative, and weintend to use our own specialized, equations of state for some of these calculations. In addition to the charge- accelerated nonthermal radiation predicted by our theory, the normal thermal RF output will be included in the calculations along with that ofthe IR and UV bands. Damage assessment with passive system at a far distance from missile intercept or target explosion; to counter terrorists and hostile forces; to detect sources o
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