Optical Waveform Correlator for Closed Loop Infrared Countermeasures (CLIRCM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,993.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-H223
Award Id:
97900
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-082-1473
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-082
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
AndrewPaul
Advanced Programs Manager
(520) 571-8660
apaul@arete.com
Business Contact:
DaveKane
Executive Vice President
(520) 571-8660
contracts@arete.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Current infrared counter measure (IRCM) system for rotary wing platforms require cues from the missile warning system (MWS) that detects the launch of a surface to air missile. The current state-of-the-art MWS have been challenged with false alarm issues and handoff errors that stress the requirements of the countermeasure systems. Closed loop infrared counter measures (CLIRCM) concepts based on optical augmentation (OA) from the missile seeker present an opportunity to address several issues that challenge near term IRCM approaches. CLIRCM allows the ability to detect and identify threats prior to launch maximizing the CM effectiveness. Additionally, by the nature of the method handoff errors are eliminated if the active detection system is also used as the laser CM. Aret, proposes to develop a unique and robust CLIRCM concept that detects, identifies and tracks the missile before the launch by enabling detection and identification of missile seeker optics in real time.

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