Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-05-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0540
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091493569
Principal Investigator:
Hilary Snell
Principal Investigator
(781) 761-2288
hsnell@aer.com
Business Contact:
Cecilia Sze
President and CEO
(781) 761-2288
csze@aer.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This effort will characterize the spatial structure and real world features of stressing atmospheric phenomena and develop techniques to efficiently represent these phenomena in optical/infrared background models. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key clutter characteristics in a form that allows their insertion into radiance codes such as SAMM2. Extraction techniques proposed herein cover spatial, temporal, and spectral domains. Background features will be properly located in the global/geophysical environment, accounting for the dependence of real world phenomena on time, latitude, and season, in order to ensure real world fidelity. The feasibility of extracting and simulating these clutter sources will be assessed, and methodologies will be developed when practical.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government