PARALLEL PROCESSING FOR INFRARED RADIOMETERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9856
Amount: $50,567.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
K.c. Research
11231 Main Range Trail, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd A Cerni
 (303) 979-6376
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Research Institution
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Abstract
CONVENTIONAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES USED IN INFRARED RADIOMETRY LACK THE SPEED REQUIRED FOR MEASURING THE INFRARED SIGNATURE OF DYNAMIC TARGETS. THE SPEED OF CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES CAN BE INCREASED, BUT AT THE SACRIFICE OF SIGNAL-TO-NOISE PERFORMANCE. AN INFRARED RADIOMETER BASED ON PARALLEL SAMPLING AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES CAN PROVIDE THE SAME SIGNAL-TO-NOISE PERFORMANCE AS CONVENTIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE RADIOMETERS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDING A 64 FOLD INCREASE IN SPEED. HENCE INFRARED SIGNATURE MEASUREMENTS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED IN 1/64TH THE TIME, WITHOUT SACRIFICE OF ACCURACY. THE PHASE I WORK PLAN INCLUDES RESEARCH ON ALL RELEVANT INFRARED RADIOMETER DESIGN OPTIONS, DEVELOPMENT OF A DETAILED DESIGN FOR A PHASE II RADIOMETER SYSTEM, DEVELOPMENT OF A NUMERICAL MODEL FOR REALISTIC PREDICTION OF RADIOMETER PERFORMANCE, AND TWO DESIGN REVIEWS AT NSWC. THROUGHOUT THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH EFFORT AND POTENTIAL PHASE II RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT, WORK WILL BE CLOSELY COORDINATED WITH THE NAVY TECHNICAL STAFF TO INSURE COMPLIANCE WITH NAVY REQUIREMENTS.

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