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Enhanced Modeling and Simulations of Hypersonics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W912CG23C0010
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2724
Amount: $1,487,643.06
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA203-002
Solicitation Number: 20.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-04-14
Small Business Information
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Huntsville, AL 35805-1111
United States
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HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Randy Morris
 (256) 319-2026
 Randy.Morris@ierustech.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Faircloth
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Email: daniel.faircloth@ierustech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Adversaries are rapidly developing, testing, and fielding advanced weapons, like the Hyper Velocity Glide Vehicle (HVGV), that require continual assessment of their impact on the readiness and competence of our US military defenses.  Assessment of performance of defensive systems requires first accurate computer modeling of the advanced threats from intelligence data, and second simulation analysis of the performance of these computer models against defensive systems.  Computer modelling and simulation is by far the quickest, cheapest, and most accurate way to assess the impact of adversary technologies.    Computer analysis must precede development of new defensive systems designed to counter the advanced threats and must also serve as guides for building vehicles for live field testing of these new defensive systems once they come on-line.  After deployment of new defensive systems, the computer simulation architecture is needed for continual assessment of their performance as adversary threats advance.  Generation of computer models of new threats, and using them in simulations of defensive systems, requires integrating data and software from the different government agencies and contractors responsible for all the steps between gathering intel to design of a new weapon system.  This may be completed quickly and efficiently using modern open architecture tools within the government guidelines for classified computer environments, i.e., in the pipeline process of Development, Deployment/Operations, and Security (DevSecOps).  Thus, there is a need for a unified set of software tools to develop accurate threat models from intel data and simulation test their performance against existing defensive systems or proposed defensive systems. These software tools must be able to communicate between multiple facilities and operate seamlessly to quickly generate results.  The software environment must facilitate “plug and play” for any new element joining the pipeline and at the same time maintain security protocols.

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