INTERCEPTOR BLINDING FROM ATMOSPHERE INDUCED EMISSIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$153,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2472
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences, Inc.
Po Box 3100, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alan Gelb
(617) 475-9030
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE EFFECT OF ATMOSPHERE-INDUCED RADIATIVE EMISSIONS ON SEN-SOR SYSTEMS OF KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. AT THE HIGH VELOCITIES OF PALNNED KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS, COLLISIONS WITH IN VEHICLE SENSOR BANDWIDTHS. THESE EMISSIONS WOULD BE FROM ELECTRONICALLY EXCITED MOLECULAR STATES IN THE UV/VISIBLE AND FROM HIGHLY VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED STATES IN THE IR. THUS, MANY SENSOR BANDPASSES MAY BE EFFECTED BY THE LIKELY MOLECULAR RADIATORS. THE MAGNITUDE OF THESE EMISSIONS WILL BE DETERMINED FOR A NUMBER OF SCENARIOS AND THEIR EFFECT ON VEHICLE PERFORMANCE ASSESSED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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