Direct Energy Countermeasures Stimulator System (DECSS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,356.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9300-04-C-0028
Award Id:
62608
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1615
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator:
Randy van Daalen Wetters
(310) 954-2200
rvdw@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Ladd Jones
(310) 954-2200
ljones@tsc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is systematically upgrading capabilities to include testing of infrared and electro-optical (IR/EO) weapons systems, notably missile warning and directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems. The BAF currently has a requirement to monitor the performance of DIRCM systems, specifically, measurement of the beam pointing accuracy and irradiance, and verification of the waveform. Comprehensive system testing requires that the associated IR fine tracker and missile warning system be appropriately stimulated to simulate realistic missile threats. Technology Service Corporation (TSC), based on an innovative and cost-effective approach, is proposing to develop a Direct Energy Countermeasures Stimulator System (DECSS) consisting of: 1) a DIRCM monitoring system featuring an array of lead-selenide detectors monitoring IR bands I, II, and IV; 2) a high-output IR tracker stimulator positioned at the center of the detector array; 3) a computer-controlled motion system for movement of the IR stimulator and detector array assembly; and 4) an upgraded IR stimulator from the BAF IRUSS system to stimulate the missile warning system. A DECSS controller will record and process DIRCM data in real-time, and provide the necessary control functions for the stimulators.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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