Fast Synthetic Scene Generation for Directed Energy Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,948.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-07-M-0093
Award Id:
81882
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-010-1766
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1601 Randolph Rd SE, Ste 110 S, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176086952
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Birenboim
Senior Analyst II
(505) 244-1222
aaron.birenboim@tautechnologies.com
Business Contact:
J. Kelly
Business Manager
(505) 244-1222
jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We will prototype a fast-running, accurate pristine scene generation capability that combines the accuracy of modern infra-red (IR) signature generation with advanced bidirectional reflectivity distribution function (BRDF) models. The generated scenes will consist of wide-band passive, laser-band (active) and range maps, to support a full suite of electro-optical sensors including coherent imaging laser radar. This will be coupled with a fast-running, accurate propagation methods to predict the beam irradiance at the target, the active return image and the passive return image, all consistent with modern turbulence and atmospheric propagation theory. These methods must preserve the artifacts that degrade both the beam at the target and the returned imagery. To test the developed methods, we will demonstrate atmospherically degraded synthetic scenes using a relevant example such as an Airborne Tactical Laser (ATL) test at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). These scenes will be directly applicable to the development and testing of active tracking and aimpoint maintenance algorithms.

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