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PASSIVE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE SEEKER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8752
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8752
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Irvine Sensors Corporation
3001 Red Hill Avenue Building #4-108 Costa Mesa, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: PASSIVE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE SEEKER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $53,266.00
 

Abstract:

IRVINE SENSORS PROPOSES THE DEMONSTRATION OF A HYMOSS MODULE WITH DYNAMIC STARE AS A MISSILE SEEKER APPROACH CAPABLE OF EXTRACTING, ACQUIRING AND TRACKING TARGETS IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGHLY STRUCTURED AND DYNAMIC BACKGROUNDS. IT IS APPLICABLE TO MANY MISSIONS, BUT IN PARTICULAR TO THE NEXT GENERATION AMRAM. DYNAMIC STARE IS AN APPROACH TO IR IMAGING WHICH USES A SCANNED IMAGE AND A Z-TECHNOLOGY FPA TO PUT INTRAFRAME AND INTERFRAME IMAGE PROCESSING ON THE FOCAL PLANE. IT ALLOWS ON-FOCAL PLAN EXTRACTION OF LOW OBSERVABLES FROM HIGHLY CLUTTERED, MOVING BACKGROUNDS. NORMAL MISSILE BODY MOTION IS USED TO GENERATE THE DITHER SCAN, NEGATING THE NEED FOR SCANNING OPTICS. DATA RATES AND OFF-FOCAL PLANE PROCESSING LOADS ARE REDUCED SUFFICIENTLY TO ELIMINATE THEM AS MAJOR ISSUES IN THE SEEKER DESIGN. THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM IS THE DETERMINATION OF SCENARIO LIMITS WITHIN WHICH THE SYSTEM WILL SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRE AND TRACK TARGETS, AND THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SEEKER WHICH MEETS THE PACKAGING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS POSED BY AN AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE PLATFORM. PHASE II IS THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION OF THE CRITICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FUNCTIONS OF THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCORPORATING DYNAMIC STARE.

Principal Investigator:

David e ludwig
7145498211

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Irvine Sensors Corp
3001 Redhill Ave - Bldg Iii/st Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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