The OCEANS global UV-VIS-IR Ocean Background Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7744
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1781
Amount: $999,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-035
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
4 Fourth Avenue, Burlington, MA, -
DUNS: 047627732
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raphael Panfili
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
Business Contact
 Fritz Bien
Title: President
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Research Institution
Atmospheric effects, including the significant impact of ocean radiance, play a major role in remote sensing applications and the design of defense and surveillance systems. Tracking dim targets against a cluttered ocean background which is highly spatially and temporally varying is a particularly stressing scenario. Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a fast, robust scene generation capability to fulfill Missile Defense Agency (MDA) needs for accurate background models for ultraviolet, visible and infrared wavelengths. This model will accurately account for absorption, reflection, and emission from a realistic ocean surface. To develop this model, we will leverage ongoing MDA background modeling programs, expanding their utility by incorporating an efficient, high spatial resolution ocean radiance modeling capability. The model will be consistent with the current MDA scene generation models, such as the Fast Line-of-sight Imagery for Target and Exhaust Signatures (FLITES), the Standard Scene Generation Model (SSGM), and the emerging Objective Simulation Framework (OSF).

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