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Warm Shield Sensor Design

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74631
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0758
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Warm Shield Sensor Design
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7199
Award Amount: $99,443.00
 

Abstract:

Many Ballistic Missile Defense sensors use infrared wavelengths to detect the heat generated by target missiles. These sensors must capture infrared emission from a missile, image that missile onto a detector with the requisite resolution, and control the amount of unwanted light or stray light striking the detector. Limiting stray light from internal and external sources is often as important as providing a high quality image of the target. Prior work has demonstrated that warm shields can effectively reduce thermal background noise and lead to more compact, easier to build, infrared sensors. In this SBIR response, we propose to substantially shorten the optical design cycle while characterizing the benefits and limitations of a specific warm shield design.

Principal Investigator:

Robert J. Pagano
Managing Technical Director
5207210500
bpagano@breault.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fink
Director Engineering Services
5207210500
mfink@breault.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road, Suite 350 Tucson, AZ 85715

EIN/Tax ID: 860377447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No