Sensor Fusion Modeling to Support Combat Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26011
Amount: $3,750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Edward R. Niple
 (508) 663-9500
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The process of designing and evaluating advanced aircraft coatings can be made more efficient, more robust, and less expensive through application of highly accurate and flexible computer models. The General Scattered Light (GSL) model is such a signature analysis tool, but its potential is difficult to access by untrained or infrequent users, seriously limiting its value. We propose to overcome this limitation through the application of an OSF/Motif-compliant graphical user interface to GSL. The interface will build on an existing interface for the SPIRITS/ACI model, and will portable to most Unix/X-windows platforms. Aerodyne Research developed te HARDBODY/GSL code (an essential component of GSL), created the SPIRITS/AC1 user interface, has extensive experience in integrating SPIRITS model components and is therefore uniquely positioned to bring usability to GSL without restricing its capabilties. The improved access to model functionality thus achieved will save analysts significant amounts of time and effort when evaluating the signature control capabilties of proposed coatings.

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