Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,954.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0021
Award Id:
82496
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-013-0465
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:
Randyvan Daalen Wetters
Corporate Senior Staff
(310) 954-2200
rvdw@tsc.com
Business Contact:
LeeMoyer
Vice President
(703) 995-9553
lee.moyer@tsc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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