Nowcasting/Forecasting the Battlespace Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-05-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: F051-037-1912
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-037
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
RADEX, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
DUNS: 039322169
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MICHAEL KENDRA
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 761-2288
 kendra@radex.com
Business Contact
 Cecilia Sze
Title: President
Phone: (781) 761-2288
Email: csze@radex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This effort will characterize the real world features and spatial structure of stressing atmospheric phenomena and demonstrate the feasibility of forecasting such phenomena using data-driven infrared background models. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key structure characteristics in a form that allows their insertion into radiance codes such as MODTRAN and SAMM2. Techniques proposed herein cover spatial and temporal domains. 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. The feasibility of nowcasting and forecasting these clutter sources will be assessed, and prediction methodologies will be demonstrated when practical.

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