Nowcasting/Forecasting the Battlespace Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$752,418.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8718-06-C-0023
Award Id:
72815
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-037-1912
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091493569
Principal Investigator:
MichaelKendra
Project Manager
(781) 761-2288
mkendra@aer.com
Business Contact:
CeciliaSze
President and CEO
(781) 761-2288
csze@aer.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This effort to nowcast and forecast the Battlespace environment will predict the real world occurrence and structure of stressing atmospheric phenomena by developing a prototype tool and operational concept that demonstrate forecasting capability and accuracy improvements. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing optical backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key structure characteristics in a form that allows their insertion into this tool. Radiance codes such as MODTRAN, SHARC, and SAMM2 will be used to set threshold values and determine severity levels for sensors of interest. Techniques to assimilate real time data will be developed, and these data will be used to generate nowcasts of current conditions that reduce sensor capabilities. Techniques will also be developed to forecast sensor impairment conditions at future times. Atmospheric 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. Nowcasting and forecasting capabilities will be demonstrated and validated. The approach outlined in this Phase II proposal will lead to DOD capability to Nowcast and Forecast infrared atmospheric structure and clutter in the Battlespace Environment.

* 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