Visible and Infrared Scenes for Tactical Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7528
Agency Tracking Number: B103-025-0311
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-025
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Computational Physics, Inc.
8001 Braddock Road, Ste 210, Springfield, VA, -
DUNS: 145472239
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Evans
 Sr. Research Physicist
 (703) 764-7501
Business Contact
 S. Berg
Title: President
Phone: (703) 764-7501
Research Institution
Higher resolution optical sensors are driving requirements for highly detailed representations of natural background surfaces and man-made objects for real-time scene generators used in development of Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS). New methods are critically needed to represent such structures that are computationally efficient enough for scene generators to support the high frame rates and physical accuracy required by the MDA mission. CPI believes this can be achieved through careful selection of key physics elements and contributors to scene signatures, as well as judicious choice of the spatial-spectral resolution for the scenario of interest. CPI proposes to accomplish this by developing Visible and Infrared Scenes for Tactical Environments (VISTE), a software product for generating background scenes using these ideas, and that seamlessly interfaces with existing scene generation tools such as FLITES. VISTE will support a user-friendly application programming interface to generate background scenes and run BMDS simulations for defined use case scenarios. The innovative aspect will be a robust integrated run-time framework that intelligently selects the resolution needed to generate high speed and high fidelity representation of complex scenes given user-supplied inputs. VISTE will be a stand-alone background scene generator and scene simulator controller, with visualization of the simulation results.

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