Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator Source

Period of Performance: 04/11/2007 - 10/11/2007

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Klab Corp.
109 Stryker LaneBldg 3 Suite 9
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Typical threat missile signatures have a definitive characteristic color ratio signature. Infrared (IR) missile warning systems currently under development use two-color processing to discriminate missile threat signatures from non-threat signatures. It is necessary to have a dynamic color ratio capability to more realistically simulate various threat missile signatures. K Lab Corporation proposes to develop a robust IR simulator source that provides continuum spectrum between 2-5 micrometer, with controllable power intensities over the entire MIR radiant band, over one narrow pre-selected wavelength band, as well as the dynamic color ratio between two selectable wavelength bands. This IR source can be easily scaled up and integrated into an open-air surface-to-air missile simulator system.