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UN-COOLED LWIR IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9810
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9810
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Imaging Science Technologies
Po Box 8175 - 1425 Seminole/s Charlottesville, VA 22906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: UN-COOLED LWIR IMAGING SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $277,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DOD REQUIRES SENSORS CAPABLE OF OPERATING AT 20 MICROMETERS TO DETECT LOW TEMPERATURE OBJECTS, E.G. MISSILES. THE CONTRACTOR REPRESENTS IT HAS UNIQUE PATENTED TECHNOLOGY FOR AN UN-COOLED IR SENSOR & IMAGING SYSTEM WITH NEAR MERCURY CADMIUM TELLURIDE (MCT) PERFORMANCE IN THE 10 MICRON REGION AT FAR LESS COST THAN MCT. THE TECHNOLOGY IS PHOTONIC, NOT THERMAL AND RELIES ON THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF A PHOTODICHROIC MATERIAL AFFORDING SUB-MICROSECOND RANGE RESPONSE TIMES. THE CONTRACTOR BELIEVES THIS IS THE ONLY TECHNOLOGY WHICH DIRECTLY CONVERTS AN IR SIGNAL INTO A VISIBLE ONE WITHOUT ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY. THE IMAGING SUBSTRATE IS A CONTINUOUS THIN FILM THAT ACTS AS BOTH SENSOR & DISPLAY. INITIAL MATERIAL STUDIES HAVE ACHIEVED AN MRT OF 0.1 DEG C OVER 19 DEG C RANGE. THE CONTRACTOR WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASISBILITY OF A PHOTODICHROIC THIN FILM POLYMER ABSORBING 20 MICROMETER IR PHOTONS. THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOW-COST, UN-COOLED LWIR IMAGING SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D Lockhart
8049787000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Imaging Science Technologies
Po Box 8175 - 1425 Seminole/s Charlottesville, VA 22906

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