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Imaging Infrared System with Extended Depth of Field Focusing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68416
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-005-0129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
George, Gabel & Conners Imaging System
99 Whitewood Lane Rochester, NY 14618
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Imaging Infrared System with Extended Depth of Field Focusing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0003
Award Amount: $746,489.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to commercialize the Dual Band Extended Depth of Field Telescope System that is an innovative optical detection and imaging system that allows battlefield imaging through smoke, dust and fog obscurants in the 10 micron wavelength range. The system employs a dual band, multi-mode, diffraction-limited, infrared and visible telescope that can operate either in a passive mode or in an active mode using 10.6 micron laser illumination. This is the first system of its kind including the following innovative capabilities: 10 times improvement in the depth of field as compared to standard optical systems, uncooled microbolometer array for ease of operation, elimination of cat's eye reflection, use of narrow band filter in the active mode of operation to improve signal to noise performance, and computer controls for automated operation. The system is small, portable and designed for battlefield environments. The primary mirror is 10 inches in diameter. Low cost is achieved through small size and use of state of the art commercially available components. The system operates in the range from 0.2 km to infinity with a minimum of focus adjustment required because of the extended depth of field capability. A closer range of operation is possible with one focus adjustment.

Principal Investigator:

Conger W. Gabel
Chief Executive Officer
5852617995
cgabel@mindspring.com

Business Contact:

Conger W. Gabel
Chief Executive Officer
5852617995
cgabel@mindspring.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

George, Gabel & Conners Imaging System
99 Whitewood Lane Rochester, NY 14618

EIN/Tax ID: 161229230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
77 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Contact: Mustafa Abushagur
Contact Phone: (585) 475-2295
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university