See-through-the-Sensor Ballistic Wind Measurement

Period of Performance: 09/23/2015 - 03/22/2016

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.
52 Geiger Road Suite 2
Rome, NY 13441
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc. proposes to identify methods to extract meteorological measurements from Counter-fire Target Acquisition (CTA) radar echoes to provide the radar and counterfire weapon with ballistic trajectory correction estimates and the crew with hazardous weather warnings. This capability is needed when joint meteorological data from the US Air Force is not available due to downed communications, or when the US Air Force's radar coverage isn't available or isn't at the granularity or pedigree required to improve CTA radar performance and improve counter-fire locations. During Phase I, we will analyze and conduct modeling and simulation to determine the feasibility of utilizing see-through-the-sensor technology for ballistic trajectory correction and hazardous weather warning. We will develop an initial concept design and model key elements to conduct proof of concept. During Phase II we will design and develop a see-through-the-sensor prototype and conduct testing to prove feasibility over extended operating conditions.