Hyperspectral Classification for Muzzle Flash Recognition from the Silver Fox UAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$155,985.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0091
Award Id:
74998
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-253-1109
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator:
Mark Patterson
Director, R & D
(520) 573-6300
mpatterson@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
Brett Waldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
One possible approach to discriminate between different projectiles and weapons is to analyze the muzzle flash spectra which is produced when they are fired. While the IR spectrum contains thermal information about the flame the UV portion of the spectrum contains information about the gas chemistry that is usually not affected by reflections - leading to a high signal to noise ratio. The proposed effort extends existing spectral analysis work in the visible and IR to observe the spectra in the UV. An extensive data base of different muzzle flashes and projectiles will be established from which key aspects of the spectra will be determined to enable future rapid assessment of the muzzle flash. Following the initial assessment of a wide range of spectra, a rapid computed tomography imaging spectrometer will be integrated onto the Silver Fox UAV for airborne reconnaissance and assessment of muzzle flashes. The outcome of the proposed effort will be a local airborne surveillance system that can provide rapid assessment of muzzle flashes, thereby discriminating between friend or foe.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government