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Uncooled Midwave Focal Plane Array (FPA) and Camera for RPG Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73612
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-117-2525
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
9348 Grand Cordera Parkway, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Uncooled Midwave Focal Plane Array (FPA) and Camera for RPG Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-06-C-W208
Award Amount: $638,902.00
 

Abstract:

Resistive bolometer capability has evolved such that low noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) can be achieved on a single focal plane array in both the 3-5 µm (MWIR) and 8-13 µm (BBIR) wavelength bands. The objective of this Phase II development is to build a prototype infrared camera for use in Army applications such as rocket propelled grenade and sniper detection. The camera will have selectable wavelength band detection capability and provide resolution of 320 x 240 or more pixels with a pixel pitch size less than 50 µm providing 12.4 ° x 9.3 ° field of view. The camera NETD will be less than 150 mK in the 3-5 µm band using f/1 optics and 60 Hz camera frame rates. Multiple camera operating modes will provide pixel binning, electronic zoom, 30-120 Hz frame rates, and image windowing resulting in a high performance camera with excellent flexibility to support a wide range of applications. The camera will provide non-uniformity corrected and histogram compressed digital outputs.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
President
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Scott MacIntosh
Design Engineer
7195939501
smacintosh@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK FOREST ENGINEERING, LLC
1879 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918

EIN/Tax ID: 010700219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No