DISCRIMINATING DECOYS FROM MISSILE TARGETS BY ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT WITH MULTI-COLOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-09-C-7105
Award Id:
91493
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-002-0594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, 03063
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Mani Sundaram
CEO
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A precise measurement of a target's temperature and emissivity will enhance a missile seeker's ability to discriminate between harmless decoys and lethal payloads, thereby improving the effectiveness of the nation's antiballistic missile defense systems. We propose to apply multi-color infrared radiometry to solve this problem. How sensitive is the technique to the target emissivity in each infrared band? To any background radiation? What are the minimum number of bands required? We will address these questions by developing algorithms and validate them by conducting experiments with QmagiQ's existing 320x256 midwave/longwave dualband infrared camera on a variety of targets. In Phase 2, we will develop a minimum 4-color radiometric camera for measuring temperature and emissivity with greater precision.

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