INFRARED CLOUD/SEA MODELING AND UNDERLYING FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2067
Amount: $471,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ontar Corp.
129 University Rd, Brookline, MA, 02146
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Schroeder
 (617) 739-6607
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE NAVY IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A PASSIVE INFRARED SYSTEM FOR FLEET DEFENSE TO DETECT AIRBORNE TARGETS AGAINST A CLUTTER BACKGROUND. THE BACKGROUND MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM (BMAP) IS SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT IN THE ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS OF ARCHIVAL QUALITY IMAGERY DATA OF CLOUD AND SEA CLUTTER BACKGROUNDS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE BMAP WITH THE OVERALL ARCHITECTURE AND MODULES FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL, USER-INTERACTIVE CODE TO MODEL BACKGROUNDS, AND EVALUATE SIGNAL PROCESSING CLUTTER SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUES. THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL PART OF THE CODE WILL INCORPORATE SIMPLE CLOUD AND SEA RADIANCE MODELS THAT ARE BASED ON THE UNDERLYING PHYSICS AND CELLULAR AUTOMATA WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CLUTTER MODEL BASED ON THE FLUID DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF CLOUDS. THE BMAP INFRARED SYSTEMS CODE (BISC) WILL SUPPORT MEASUREMENT PLANNING, DATA VAKUDATION, CLUTTER CHARACTERIZATION AND PROVIDE THE FRAMEWORK TO EVALUATE CANDIDATE IRST CONCEPTS.

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