NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON THREAT OPTICAL SENSOR PERFORMANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$268,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4515
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
Po Box 6890, Santa Barbara, CA, 93160
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Ise
(805) 968-6787
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE IMPROVEMENT OF OPTICAL THREATS IN THE PAST DECADE HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT CURRENT PENETRATION SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS. TAKING THE OFFENSE CONSERVATIVE VIEW OF THE PROBLEM CAN MAKE THE JOB OF THE PENETRATION AID DESIGNER VERY DIFFICULT. A MORE REALISTIC VIEW OF THE PROBLEM MAY SHOW THAT CERTAIN CONCEPTS HAVE MORE MERIT THAN THE CONSERVATIVE VIEW MIGHT INDICATE. ONE IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THESE ENGAGEMENTS WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED IS THE IMPACT OF NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON DEFENSE PERFORMANCE AND THE CONCOMITANT IMPROVEMENT IN PENETRATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, SIMPLE RADAR BLACKOUT ANALYSES HAVE BEEN CNSIDERED IN SOME CASES TO DETERMINE LIKELY INTERCEPTOR BURST PLACEMENT, BUT THE IMPACT ON ADVANCED OPTICAL SENSOR TRACKING AND DISCRIMINATION PERFORMANCE HAS NOT BEEN TREATED. IN THIS ACTIVITY, AN EXAMINATION OF THESE ISSUES WOULD BE TREATED WHICH WOULD LEAD TO A METHODOLOGY (AND ULTIMATELY A SMALL COMPUTER CODE) FOR DETERMINING PENETRATION SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS WITH REALISTIC DEFENSE LIMITATIONS DUE TO NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON SENSOR PERFORMANCE.

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