Post Intercept Debris Predictions for EO/IR Scene Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7411
Agency Tracking Number: B12B-005-0016
Amount: $99,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA12-T005
Solitcitation Number: 2012.B
Small Business Information
SciTec, Inc.
100 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ, -
Duns: 096845169
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Pasquini
 Principal Investigator
 (609) 921-3892
 bpasquini@scitec.com
Business Contact
 James Lisowski
Title: CEO
Phone: (609) 921-3892
Email: jjl@scitec.com
Research Institution
 Sandia National Laboratories
 Eugene Hertel
 PO Box 5800
MS 1185
Albuquerque, NM, 87185-1185
 (505) 844-5364
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
SciTec and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) propose a multi-scale simulation architecture for generating optical signatures from missile intercept debris clouds based on output from hydrocode tools developed at SNL while furthering optical data exploitation from the library of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD) intercept test. This will require developing data-driven relationships for matching critical debris properties between first principles simulation results and optical measurements. Averaged material properties from optical measurements will be approximated by exploiting the multi-sensor/multi-spectral measurements on ABMD intercept flights tests through an innovative optimization procedure that matches fast-running debris and radiation transport models with measured intensities. This approach will address the EO/IR scene modeling needs of ABMD pre-mission analysis, critical design considerations related to debris mitigation for Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements, and aims to extend confidence to optical hit and kill assessment algorithms to engagement conditions outside of those which will be tested during ABMD flight tests. Additionally, this approach will shed light on the existing shortcomings of both first principle intercept simulations and fast running phenomenology approaches.

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