ULTRAVIOLET/VISIBLE PLUME SIGNATURES OF MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$66,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9408
Agency Tracking Number:
9408
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
45 Manning Rd, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Charles E Kolb
(508) 663-9500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE OPTICAL SIGNATURE OF A REENTRY VEHICLE CAN BE AN IMPORTANT DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION AND/OR TRACKING DIAGNOSTIC FOR TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE AND/OR BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE PURPOSES. BELOW APPROXIMATELY 100 KM THE EMISSION AND/OR SOLAR SCATTERED SIGNATURES FROM EXHAUST PLUMES ASSOCIATED WITH ATTITUDE CONTROL JETS AND MANEUVERING ROCKETS CAN BE AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE VEHICLE'S OVERALL OPTICAL SIGNATURE. THE BALLISTIC MISSILE OFFICE (BMO) CURRENTLY USES MODIFIED VERSIONS OF THE JANNAF SPF AND SIRRM CODES TO PRODUCE ESTIMATES OF THE SHORT TO LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED SIGNATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PLUMES. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PROGRAM TO EXTEND BMO'S REENTRY VEHICLE PLUME SIGNATURE PREDICTIVE CAPABILITY INTO THE NEAR INFRARED, VISIBLE AND ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL REGIONS BETWEEN 2.0 AND 0.2 MICROMETERS IN WAVELENGTH.

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