Target End-to-End Signature Simulation (TESS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-03-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0251
Amount: $900,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2001
Solicitation Topic Code: 01-010
Solicitation Number: 2001.2
Small Business Information
655 Deep Valley Drive Suite 335, Rolling Hills Estate, CA, 90274
DUNS: 625432679
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 G. Newton Freeman
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 541-1933
 gnf@aero-optics.com
Business Contact
 G. Freeman
Title: President
Phone: (310) 541-1933
Email: gnf@aero-optics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A near-term low-cost end-to-end optical signature code is proposed which incorporates advanced physical models and simulation methods within a unified code structure to enable unprecedented levels of computational performance (speed, fidelity) for analysis and simulation of target/background signatures (spectra, imagery) and laser-radar cross sections for ground/air/space vehicles. The code is designed to support 1) efficient database generation for objects, trajectories, environments, heating, temperature, plumes, debris, etc for diagnostic analysis or time-sequenced playback, 2) comprehensive dynamic signature simulation for ground/air/space targets, sensors, backgrounds, countermeasures with application to detection, tracking, discrimination, targeting, 3) real-time dynamic signature simulation to support hardware-in-the-loop sensor/algorithm performance assessment, 4) passive/active body/plume signatures based on a unified target description and phenomenology, 5) spectral image simulation to support advanced hyperspectral sensor algorithm development and data exploitation. The code incorporates a physics-driven architecture with custom modular components to optimize time/fidelity performance and trades in signature computation. The proposed project combines legacy information with new advanced technologies to create a fast accurate comprehensive unified signature simulation tool.

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