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IR Step and Stare Imager Development

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67366
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1989
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: IR Step and Stare Imager Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1311
Award Amount: $940,132.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes the development and fabrication of a step and stare mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging system. The system employs ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) optical shutters and a 3x3 array of lenses for imaging one of nine different look directions onto a focal plane array. Each image tile represents approximately a 6 degree by 6 degree field of view. By virtue of its architecture, the proposed design provides high resolution imaging over a 17.5 degree by 17.5 degree field of regard using nonmechanical, random access scanning with virtually no settling time (i.e. no slewing, overshoot or ringing). The shutter array operates with unpolarized broadband radiation, has fast (submillisecond) response and provides continuous operation (no duty cycle issues due to DC balancing).

Principal Investigator:

Steve Serati
President and CTO
3036040077
sserati@bnonlinear.com

Business Contact:

Mark Tanner
Vice President
3036040077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOULDER NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, INC.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841118066
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No