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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Target Phenomenology Modeling and Simulation for Infrared Sensors

Location

Munitions Directorate, RW/Advanced Guidance

RO# Location
13.45.03.B7626 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Thompson, Rhoe Anthony rhoe.thompson@us.af.mil 850.883.0867

Description

AFRL/RWG is interested in advancing the state-of-the-art of phenomenology models for simulating imaging sensor response to a variety of target, flowfield, background, and atmospheric effects. Research is elicited to improve current modeling capabilities in terms of radiometric, spatial, and temporal fidelity. Application of advanced parallel architectures to physical models in order to achieve real-time sensor data rates, adaptive techniques for high-fidelity modeling of complicated infrared environments, and modeling of complex staging events for rocket staging are a few examples of areas of interest. In addition, research is needed to advance infrared photonic sources for high-resolution emulation of in-band scenes for sensor testing. Interest areas include infrared light emitting diode (IRLED) arrays, high-resolution spatial light modulation using deformable mirrors, MEMS structures for emissive sources, and panoramic distributed sources for immersive simulation of biomimetic robotic systems. The general objective of this research topic is to advance technology applicable to sensor testing in virtual hardware-in-the-loop environments.

 

References

Das NC, Bradshaw J, et al: Solid-State Electronics 52(11): 1821, 2008

Sills TG: Optical Engineering 45(6): 066401, 2006

 

Keywords:
Infrared light emitting diode IRLED; Infrared; Micro-electromechanical systems MEMS; Atmospheric physics; Optical properties; Imaging sensors; Image generation; Graphics processing unit GPU; Phenomenology modeling;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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