Target End-to-End Signature Simulation (TESS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,997.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-01-P-0026
Award Id:
53091
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0251
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 335, Rolling Hills Est, CA, 90274
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625432679
Principal Investigator:
G. Newton Freeman
Principal Scientist
(310) 541-1933
gnf@aero-optics.com
Business Contact:
G.Newton Freeman
President
(310) 541-1933
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 analysisand simulation of target/background signatures (spectra, imagery) for ground/air/space vehicles. The code is designed to support 1) efficient generation of multiband-imagery and spectral-intensity databases for diagnostic analysis or real-time playback,2) dynamic simulation of target-sensor engagement scenarios from tracking in clutter to deployed-object discrimination to interceptor end-game, and 3) cooperative technology development for a next-generation multifunctional Battlefield EnvironmentSimulation Toolkit (BEST). The code incorporates a physics-driven architecture with custom modular components developed by AOI for BMDO under the Virtual Distributed Hardware-in-the-loop Test Bed (VDHTB) project to investigate time/fidelity trades insignature computation. The proposed project applies those lessons learned together with new advanced technologies to create a fast accurate unified signature simulation tool.Military benefits include fast accurate optical scene simulations for tracking,discrimination, targeting, and intercept. Commercial applications include high-fidelity spectral-image analysis for remote sensing.

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