Creation of a Global UV-VIS-IR Ocean Background Model That is a Function of Time, Location and Sea State

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7711
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1765
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-035
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Computational Physics, Inc.
8001 Braddock Road, Ste 210, Springfield, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145472239
Principal Investigator
 William Cornette
 Principal Scientist
 (703) 764-7501
 cornette@cpi.com
Business Contact
 Steven Berg
Title: President
Phone: (703) 764-7501
Email: berg@cpi.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Next generation ballistic missile warning, defense and surveillance systems need to anticipate, through modeling and simulation, the background radiation of the battlespace environment, including geometries that intercept the ocean background. This objective requires prior knowledge of the environmental radiance conditions for development of optimal sensors and detection approaches. Much work has been done to create ocean background models, but what is needed is an innovative architecture that efficiently and seamlessly unifies existing, improved, and/or new computer code, along with access to satellite measurements of ocean parameters, in a consistent and fully integrated computer environment that can be utilized in a plug-and-play fashion by state-of-the-art background radiation codes, such as SAMM, FLITES, the Synthetic Scene Generation Model (SSGM), and the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) to meet missile warning and defense surveillance needs. This proposed effort will result in an innovative software product called the OCEANUS (Ocean Universal Scene) Model. OCEANUS will provide MDA with an innovative ocean scene model that incorporates ocean composition, ocean dynamics, the marine boundary layer, the land-sea interface, and the ocean observables in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum.

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