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Wide FOV Foveal Night Vision System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87793
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-161-0956
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wide FOV Foveal Night Vision System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0124
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR proposal, Kent Optronics, Inc. (KOI) proposes to develop a novel foveal night vision system (F-NVS) with wide field-of-view (FOV) for military activities in night and/or low-light-level environments. The critical element is the wide FOV objective subsystem with a passive wavefront compensator for achromatic and polarization insensitive wavefront compensation. The passive wavefront compensator is made special solid-state polymer material in multilayered film format with unique spatial patterns. The resulted F-NVS is compact, lightweight and low cost. Our preliminary design results via model simulation have proven that the F-NVS possesses the foveated imaging feature with the wide FOV to 90o (45o) and the high resolution >1.6 cycles/mrad. In Phase I, the objective and eyepiece subsystems will be designed. The concept of the foveal NVS will be demonstrated from a demo device through more detailed simulation on the system and the design of the passive wavefront compensator that is included in the system. The Phase I Option will start to develop such a wavefront compensator for the breadboard level demonstration of the F-NVS. Phase II and Phase III will develop and test the prototype of the wide FOV foveal NVS, followed by the product commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Haiping Yu
Director
8458970138
haipingyu@kentoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Le Li
CEO
8458970138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KENT OPTRONICS, INC.
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No