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Dynamic Vehicle Modeling Composed of Mechanical and Thermal Interaction with High-Resolution Synthetic Scenes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-20-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: A2-8093
Amount: $623,275.89
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-008
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-09
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 346
Calumet, MI 49913-1111
United States
DUNS: 803724301
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Denise Talcott
 (906) 337-3360
Business Contact
 Marshall Weathersby
Phone: (906) 337-3360
Research Institution

Deficiencies with current models include 1) inadequately modeled internal sources, e.g., engines, and 2) the lack of full thermal interactions with the terrain and other background elements.  It is also difficult to incorporate vehicle dynamics such as motion and articulation using current tools.  These limitations impact the simulation community’s ability to assess performance against critical Army requirements. Inadequate target signatures can result in over-estimates in weapon system performance and adversely affect sensor and algorithm design decisions. The proposed Phase II Sequential effort for the “Dynamic Vehicle Modeling Composed of Mechanical and Thermal Interaction with High-Resolution Synthetic Scenes” will build upon the work performed within the Phase II effort to provide a government-owned, dynamic target solver, interacting thermally and mechanically with a background model, as well as a graphical user interface to use these tools.  The end product will be a new capability for the Army to develop significantly improved signature representations of dynamic vehicles for use in development of sensor/seeker requirements and simulation-based performance assessment of weapon systems.  It will also allow users to test and compare the results of the government thermal model developed under this effort with current legacy models.

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