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Silicon-Based Visible/Near-Infrared Affordable Missile Warning

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65204
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Silicon-Based Visible/Near-Infrared Affordable Missile Warning
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0332
Award Amount: $496,305.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I objectives were to explore silicon based detector/optical concepts for detecting missile rocket plumes against the daylight background and select the most promising for development. The missile exhaust plumes include narrow emission lines, some of which overlay the solar Fraunhofer absorption lines. As a consequence, these emission lines appear against a relatively dark solar background. The technical challenge is to achieve sub Angstrom spectral bandpass at a selected wavelength, over a wide field of view (FOV). Phase I investigated the performance capabilities of filter technology that affords sub-Angstrom spectral bandwidth over a very wide field of view. Phase I also included investigation of wide field of view optics for imaging a wide FOV onto the fluorescent gas cell and concomitant optics for imaging the fluorescence onto a CCD or some other solid state image sensor for threat detection. In Phase II the goal is to develop a prototype instrument and conduct field tests to demonstrate its performance.

Principal Investigator:

John L. Lowrance
Director of Research
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com

Business Contact:

John L. Lowrance
President
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

EIN/Tax ID: 222287510
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Princeton University
D-414 Engineering Quadrangle Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08544
Contact: Richard Miles
Contact Phone: (609) 258-5131
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university