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Target Phenomenology Modeling and Simulation for Infrared Sensors


Munitions Directorate, RW/Advanced Guidance

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


Name E-mail Phone
Thompson, Rhoe Anthony 850.883.0867


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.



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

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


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


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