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Database-Driven Discrete Debris Signature Model (4DSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7239
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2013
Amount: $999,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-012
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-28
Small Business Information
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Burlington, MA 01803-3304
United States
DUNS: 047627732
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rainer Dressler
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 273-4770
Business Contact
 Robert Sundberg
Title: PMO
Phone: (781) 273-4770
Research Institution

Spectral Sciences, Inc., and subcontractors Corvid Technologies, Inc., and Busek Co., Inc. propose a Database-Driven Discrete Debris Signature Model (4DSM) for signature estimates of discrete post-intercept debris (PID) and solid-rocket motor (SRM) debris. The 4DSM software tool is designed to post-process first-principles code (FPC) outputs. The tool will use a validated debris-properties database and an innovative method to harness the database to generate signatures. The key innovation is a new, fast parametric model in 4DSM that relates discrete debris signature properties to their formation conditions. In Phase II, the database will be constructed through a systematic series of measurements on debris collected from ground tests. The database will be used to train the parametric signature model, and, where appropriate, will be directly integrated into a signature model using an interpolative scheme. The 4DSM software will be tested and validated against ground and flight test field data. Phase III will transition this fast running post-processing tool to missile defense simulation architectures. Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8169 (20 March 15)

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