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Directed Energy Decision Aids

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-20-C-0521
Agency Tracking Number: F182-033-1405
Amount: $749,901.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-033
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-10-14
Small Business Information
4900 Lang Avenue NE, Suite 100 Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States
DUNS: 794350025
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric P Magee
 Senior Scientist
 (937) 396-7017
Business Contact
 Robert W. Praus II
Phone: (505) 245-9970
Research Institution

MZA proposes development of a Directed Energy Environmental Decision System (DEEDS) providing a decision aid combining the use of a scaling law modeling tool, Scaling for HEL and Relay Engagements (SHaRE), that has gone through the formal verification and validation (V&V) process with realistic meteorological conditions. DEEDS makes use of atmospheric profile descriptions generated by the Laser Environmental Effects Definition and Reference (LEEDR) that are based on real-time or forecasted meteorological conditions along with robust modeling of volumetric atmospheric turbulence which is anchored by measurements. The DEEDS interface will provide analysts and operators reliable and realistic estimates of electro-optical (EO) weapon system performance. DEEDS software will incorporate turbulence data into advanced machine-learning algorithms for continual training of turbulence models. Daily and seasonal models will be output in a form easily used by DEEDS (via SHaRE) along with numerical weather forecast data. DEEDS will include EO missions whose operation depends heavily on atmospheric conditions, such as space object surveillance and identification, space situational awareness, as well probabilistic satellite predictive avoidance and collateral effects and risk assessment. DEEDS testing will support collaborative evaluation of laser propagation and active sensors. We will conduct deployment of the DEEDS to support experimental campaigns.

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