ADVANCED IRCM SOURCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5451
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research Inc
45 Manning Rd, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JONATHAN B LURIE
(617) 663-9500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FUTURE THREAT INFRARED MISSILE SEEKERS WILL POSSESS THE CAPABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST IR DECOY FLARES. NEW DECOY FUELS MUST BE IDENTIFIED WHICH PROVIDE A GOOD SPECTRAL MATCH BETWEEN DECOYS AND HELICOPTERS, AND WHICH HAVE IMPROVED TOTAL RADIANT INTENSITY AND BURNING CHARACTERISTICS. IN ADDITION, ALTERNATIVE DECOY CONCEPTS TO THE FREE-GRAIN FLARE MUST BE EVALUATED. IN THIS PROPOSAL, A COMPUTER SCREENING PROCEDURE IS OUTLINED FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE MOST PROMISING DECOY FUELS FOR INCORPORATION INTO AN ADVANCED DECOY SYSTEMS CONCEPT. THE PROCEDURE INVOLVED IDENTIFYING A LARGE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL FUELS AND PERFORMING INITIAL SCREENING CALCULATIONS WITH AN EQUILIBRIUM COMBUSTION CODE AND SIMPLE RADIATION TRANSPORT COMPUTATIONS. THE BEST COMPOUNDS WILL BE INVESTIGATED MORE THOROUGHLY WITH A FULLY-FINITE RATE CONTROLLED COMBUSTION CODE, PLUME FLOW FIELD CODES AND A RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE. THIS PROCEDURE PERMITS THE EVALUATION OF A LARGE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL DECOY FUELS, WHICH CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED IN A COST-EFFECTIVE MANNER BY THE TRADITIONAL "CUT-AND-TRY" APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF NEW IR DECOYS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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