Water Effects Correction Software (WECS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7045
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2001
Amount: $974,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-020
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-11
Small Business Information
4 Fourth Avenue, Burlington, MA, -
DUNS: 047627732
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hoang Dothe
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
Business Contact
 Robert Sundberg
Title: President
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Email: rob@spectral.com
Research Institution
Infrared (IR) target scenes can suffer distortion from atmospheric species present along the atmospheric paths through which the signals are propagated, causing errors in derived target characteristics (e.g., position, velocity, angle). The main contributor to these errors is refraction of the signals by water, in its various forms (e.g., vapor, cloud, air-ice mix) along the path. Turbulence phenomena and dynamic climate conditions change the parameters (water density, temperature, pressure) that affect refraction. It is important to correct for these distorting effects in order to accurately determine the position, velocity and angle of target objects in the scene. SSI, in collaboration with CG2, Inc., will complete the development and validation of the Water Effects Correction Software (WECS). The software, customized to accurately model the distorting effects of water on IR scenes, will aid target location and tracking by correcting for the distortion effects. Given accurate descriptions of water conditions from weather databases, the software will obtain true target location from its apparent position. The algorithms will be accelerated to support real time sensor performance capability. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7903 (2 July 14)

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