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Multiplex Wide Field Optics (MWFO)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73957
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-098-0699
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park Waitsfield, VT 05673-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multiplex Wide Field Optics (MWFO)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-06-C-P002
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

Recent studies have demonstrated that user error can be reduced when using night vision goggle if the user's field of view and resolution is increased. Efforts to provide a wide viewing field with traditional approaches have led to complex and expensive wide angle or multiple lens/tube designs making them impractical for field applications. There is a need for an approach which can provide an alternative solution to the problem. Diffraction LTD proposes an innovative approach which will use Liquid Crystal Switches (LCS) to achieve a wide angle single lens and tube night vision goggle. The proposed approach will time multiplex three views through a single imaging lens and intensifier tube. This will be achieved by using an innovative electronically addressable broad band non-polarized splitter which will be placed in front of the primary imaging lens directing three images from different viewpoints in a time sequence (on axis) through a single lens and intensifier tube. The images are sent (one at a time) through the lens and tube and re-assembled to the appropriate position to the eyepiece at a high repetition rate providing a multiplexed wide field image to the user.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Kogut
VP Engineering
8024966640
bkogut@diffractionltd.com

Business Contact:

Bill Parker
CEO
8024966640
bparker@diffractionltd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIFFRACTION, LTD.
49 Fiddler's Green Waitsfield, VT 05673

EIN/Tax ID: 030337343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No