Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N071-013-0465
Amount: $749,954.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-013
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
 Lee Moyer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 995-9553
Email: lee.moyer@tsc.com
Research Institution
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake, has a requirement to develop a Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator (DCR-IRS) source for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of missile warning and countermeasures systems. “Two-color” IR sensors employed by missile warning systems are used to discriminate against false threats by examining the “color ratio” of the signature, more specifically, the relative power in two mid-IR bands. Since the spectral (mid-IR) signatures of missile plumes can change significantly during the missile flight, an IR simulation with a dynamic color ratio capability is required for realistic T&E of these two-color missile warning systems. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) is proposing an innovative solution to the DCR-IRS requirement. The solution will use a high power Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) along with optical assemblies to provide the required energy in the “blue-band” and the flame sources of the Navy’s Infrared Simulator and Target Array (ISTAR) system will provide the energy in the “red-band”. Under the Phase II TSC will develop the Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator and deliver it to the Navy at China Lake.

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