Recent Projects - below is a list of selected projects underscoring the diverse technical capabilities and active areas of research and development at PST

August 2012 Awarded SBIR Phase III  and RIF funding to upgrade our plume image morphing software for real time operation.
August 2012 Awarded a Phase II SBIR entitled "Advanced Reentry Vehicle and Wake Models" PST is working with Science Applications International Corporation and Sutton & Co. to develop robust modeling and simulation tools to predict plasma effects on reentry vehicle hardbody and wake signatures.
Jan 2011 Initiated work with the Air Force on the adaptation of plume signatures models to hostile fire indicators such as tracer bullets and rocket propelled grenades.
May 2010 Awarded a  Phase I SBIR entitled "Effects of Hardbody-Plume Interactions on Radar Returns"  PST is working with Science Applications International Corporation to develop techniques for coupling  hardbody and plume coherent Radar Cross Section calculations in a mathematically rigorous way.   Phase II awarded October 2011.
May 2010 Awarded a  Phase I SBIR entitled "Plume EO-RCS Data Fusion"  PST initiated a study to identify rocket plume phenomena that influence both Electro-Optical and Radar Cross Section signatures.  Phase II awarded October 2011.
June 2009 Awarded a  Phase II SBIR entitled "High Fidelity Missile Hardbody Plume Interaction Modeling"  PST is working with Teledyne Solutions Inc. Sierra Engineering, Inc. and Plumetech personnel to model important propulsion system/plume-hardbody missile system interactions with can impact hardbody signatures.
March 2009 Awarded a Phase I SBIR entitled "Thermal Microwave Signature of Rocket Exhaust Plumes" PST developed a computer code which models the continuum radiation observed at microwave frequencies from electron collisions with molecules.
August 2008 PST is funded by Orbital Science Corporation to perform an engineering analysis of plume RF attenuation for a launch vehicle.
June 2008 Awarded a Phase II SBIR funded by the Air Force entitled "Plume Simulation Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques".  This effort will develop and implement image morphing techniques to interpolate, extrapolate and correct the spatial distribution of computed plume signature radiant intensities. 
February 2008 Awarded a  Phase I SBIR entitled "High Fidelity Missile Hardbody Plume Interaction Modeling"  PST worked with Teledyne Solutions Inc. and Plumetech personnel to identify and prioritize important propulsion system/plume-hardbody missile system interactions with can impact hardbody signatures.
February 2008 Awarded a Phase II SBIR funded by the Army entitled "Low Altitude Plume Chemistry Signature Modeling".  This program will identify those chemical reactions whose rates most significantly affect plume optical and/or radar signatures and RF attenuation and utilize data and state-of-the-art computational chemistry methods to determine an Arrhenius expression for these rate constants. Dr. T.N. Truong of the University of Utah is a member of the technical team working on this program.
April 2006 PST completed a program with Victor Technology, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a "Handbook for Rocket Plume RF Attenuation Predictions".
April 2006 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by MDA entitled "Plume Simulation Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques".  PST worked with Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. on this effort.
February 2005 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by MDA entitle "Low Altitude Plume Chemistry Signature Modeling" PST worked with Dr. T.N.Truong, University of Utah on this effort.
February 2005 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by MDA entitled "Integration of Thermal Management Systems and Quasi 3-D Modeling with Plume Signature Analysis".  This program explored the feasibility of coupling an engineering level thermal design tool, VITMAC (Vehicle Integrated Thermal Management Analysis Code) with a Quasi 3-D enhanced Standardized Plume Flowfield Model, SPF-IIIQ3D. PST worked with Science Applications, Inc. on this effort.
December 2004 PST initiated work to support threat characterization database development at AEDC in coordination with DIA/MSIC.
October 2004 PST is funded by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems for technical services for ESD (Engagement Sequence Definition) Plume RF Analysis in support of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program..
September 2004 Awarded a Phase II SBIR funded by the Air Force (AEDC) entitled "Computational Toolkit for Generating Missile Signature Databases". PST worked with Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc. (OKSI) to develop two powerful computational methodologies for fusing missile plume model predictions with sensor measurements to produce highly accurate missile signature databases. The first methodology, A-SCOPE (Automatic Simultaneous Constraint Optimization for Parameter Extraction) automatically extracts optimal inputs to the government standard plume signature prediction codes that: (1) are physically realistic within their known covariance, and (2) produce signatures that are the most consistent with sensor measurements.  The second methodology, MODEX (Model Extrapolation) compares plume signature predictions and sensor measurements to derive extrapolation factors, which anchor the predictions to the data. These factors are then used at off-measurement conditions to create a database of signatures at all possible viewing conditions, flight parameters and spectral regions.
August 2004 Awarded a Phase II SBIR funded by MDA entitled "Missile Plume Radar Attenuation and Cross Section".  PST worked with Sutton and Company, Inc. and Victor Technology to develop computational tools to predict RF interactions (attenuation, diffraction, reflection, Doppler and backscatter) with missile exhaust plumes. 
August 2004 PST is funded by Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Inc on an "Early Launch Detection Simulation" program to determine the ability of plume signature predictive methodology to simulate flight IR/Visible signatures via comparisons between signature predictions and recent data collections by an advanced multi-spectral sensor. 
July 2003 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by MDA entItled "Missile Plume Radar Attenuation and Cross Section".  PST worked with Sutton and Company, Inc. and Victor Technology on this effort.
July 2003 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by MDA entitled "Plume-Induced Missile Body Heating".  PST worked with Science Applications, Inc. on this effort.
July 2003 Awarded a Phase I SBIR funded by the Air Force entitled "Computational Toolkit for Generating MIssile Signature Databases".