Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Multi-Sensor Dynamic Targeting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1663
Agency Tracking Number: F041-231-1542
Amount: $99,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-231
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Uri Bernstein
 Corporate Senior Staff
 (310) 954-2200
 ubernstein@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Ladd Jones
Title: Director of Accounting
Phone: (310) 954-2200
Email: ljones@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting innovative solutions to multi-sensor modeling and simulation in four areas: (1) large-scale scene modeling, (2) physics-base modeling tools, (3) simulation of algorithm performance, and (4) simulation of ATR and sensor fusion in systems. This proposal addresses areas (1) and (2) for hyperspectral thermal IR sensors. The proposed work is an investigation and preliminary design of a simulation that will generate hyperspectral IR imagery for user-specified target/background scenario, environment, atmosphere, and sensor/platform configuration. The proposed design uses commercial scenario construction tools, which can accommodate a range of ATR scenarios, ranging from small test areas to very large scenarios using geospecific terrain. The physics-based thermal/radiance model will be derived from a standard DoD model, adapted for hyperspectral radiance, and including the modeling of target-environment interaction. The model will use a database of material data, including high-resolution spectral emissive and reflective properties. The Phase I work will investigate feasible methods for efficient generation of hyperspectral images from the 3-D scenario data and radiance model, and incorporating a detailed bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF). The proposed work also applies to multispectral or standard thermal IR sensors.

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