Wide Field of View Electronically Stearable Imaging Sensors
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
The proposed project will develop the revolutionary solid-state gimbal system, using three proprietary technologies (ultrasonic motor, piezoelectronics and advanced modeling software) to enable it to be small, lightweight, low power, and with almost no moving parts. The system will still maintain high performance and will provide precision controlled high angular rate motion over a wide acceptance angle. The gimbal system concept will be lightweight, uncooled, and mechanically robust with 60 degrees of rotational motion. The system will provide a significant technological advance for infrared and visible imaging, on-missile seekers, search and tracking devices, and surveillance equipment.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Research Institution Information:
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204 Williamsport, PA 17701
Number of Employees:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
ICAT, 134 Materials Research Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Nonprofit college or university