Creation of a Global UV-VIS-IR Ocean Background Model That is a Function of Time, Location and Sea State

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7307
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-035-0266
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-035
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Robert Contreras
Staff Scientist
(818) 885-2200
rcontreras@arete.com
Business Contact:
Curt Harkless
Sr. Vice President
(818) 885-2200
charkless@arete.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Areté Associates will develop an “ocean terrain” model for use with standard Missile Defense Agency (MDA) radiation code to create high fidelity simulations over the ocean. Specifically, Areté will apply its Synthetic Ocean Scene Generator (SOSG) to create ocean surface radiance fields in the ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), and infrared (IR) wave bands, and couple them to the SHARC and MODTRAN Merged Code version 2 (SAMM2) radiation code. SOSG simulates ocean scenes of arbitrary geometry, incorporating nonlinear wave physics and accounting for water temperature and optical properties. The primary objectives of this Phase I effort are to interface SOSG with SAMM2, simulate ocean scenes over a broad range of scales, from local to global, and validate the simulations. Phase I activities will also include defining a sustainable architecture for MDA simulations and a plan for validation, both of which will be carried out in Phase II.

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