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Development of Fidelity Metrics for Image-based Missile Simulation Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-15-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number: A151-005-0092
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-005
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-11
Small Business Information
4035 Chris Drive Suite C
Huntsville, AL 35802
United States
DUNS: 122515708
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom Fronckowiak
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 319-6000
Business Contact
 Kenneth Lones
Title: Mr.
Phone: (256) 319-6019
Research Institution

Leveraging our extensive experience in Hardware-in-the-loop, Signal Injection, and All Digital Sim-ulations, the Torch Team proposes developing an innovative approach for assessing and estimating the target and background simulation scene fidelity requirements of smart munitions. The Torch Team will define metrics and an analysis processes which aim to match simulation fidelity require-ments with sensor and signal processing capabilities. Furthermore, a set of metrics will be devel-oped to support comparative analysis of synthetic scenes with respect to collected data. Simulation environments are increasingly used to conduct exhaustive testing of advanced autonomous seeker systems. The development and implementation of our fidelity metrics will reduce the associated costs of development of over-specified scenario-specific simulations. Furthermore, by characteriz-ing the required simulation fidelity of autonomous seeker systems, we will enable appropriate con-figuration of scene generation application features and fidelity, which will significantly reduce set-up and runtime costs of large-scale simulation tests. Using our considerable experience with scene generation applications and our comprehensive knowledge of sensor systems, our Phase I work plan will focus on analyzing sensor and signal processing capabilities and assessing simulation fi-delity requirements. Our approach will address the feasibility of the measurement concepts and highlight the advantages of the proposed metric scheme.

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