Target End-to-End Signature Simulation (TESS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-01-P-0026
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0251
Amount: $64,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
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
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.Newton 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 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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