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Reducing missile dome cost using Segmented-APerture Hybrid Image Reconstruction…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97559
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-023-0472
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09-023
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASE OPTICS
2489 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Reducing missile dome cost using Segmented-APerture Hybrid Image Reconstruction (SAPHIR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0118
Award Amount: $69,559.00
 

Abstract:

The missile dome represents an enormous percentage of a modern missile's expense. This project seeks to develop image correction methods to relax the optical tolerances for missile domes, thus significantly reducing their cost. ASE Optics has extensive experience in digital image processing, optical design, and in the manufacturing and measurement of missile domes. Furthermore ASE Optics is strategically located within the Rochester, NY optics community, with fast access to dome manufacturers and optical fabrication shops. ASE Optics is thus uniquely qualified to solve this problem. We propose a hybrid optical and digital approach to minimize image sensitivity to aberrations produced by the missile dome. This new approach, termed segmented-aperture hybrid image reconstruction (SAPHIR), requires minimal computation power and should improve the image resolution by 2X without increasing the exposure time. We anticipate that SAPHIR will allow dome surface tolerances to be relaxed from 0.25 waves to 1 wave. It is expected that the final cost of the dome would be reduced by 10%.

Principal Investigator:

Damon Diehl
Optical Scientist
5854240335
damond@aseoptics.com

Business Contact:

Christopher Cotton
President
5857346303
chrisc@aseoptics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASE Optics
2489 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161594988
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No