Reactive Missile Plume Simulator for Open-Air Testing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: N071-016-0291
Amount: $748,524.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-016
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
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
 Randy van Daalen Wetters
 Corporate Senior Staff
 (310) 954-2200
Business Contact
 Michael Syracuse
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 565-2970
Research Institution
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake has a requirement to develop a Reactive Missile Plume Simulator (RMPS) for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of infrared (IR) missile warning and countermeasures systems. Adequate evaluation of Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) requires that missile plume signatures be simulated for both jammed and non-jammed missile conditions. The high DIRCM IR tracker resolution dictates a continuous spatial plume simulation. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) is proposing an innovative solution to the RMPS requirement. The approach, based on technology employed in the Infrared Simulator and Target Array (ISTAR) system at NAWC (previously developed by TSC), uses extended infrared sources configured end-to-end to define jammed missile trajectories. The sources (9 meters in length) are instrumented with detectors for IR bands I, II, and IV to monitor the DIRCM waveform. Under Phase II, TSC will complete a detailed system design, then build, test, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept system that will provide ISTAR with an initial RMPS capability.

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