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Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays for Missile Tracking at High Frame Rates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86399
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-015-0813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays for Missile Tracking at High Frame Rates
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7859
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Missile seekers would benefit from a focal plane array (FPA) that allowed high-speed single or multiple-windowing acquisition of the target or targets while maintaining situational awareness of the rest of the field of view. Such data reduction helps where bandwidth is limited, e.g. arrays with formats larger than 1Kx1K, allowing tracking of high-speed missiles at high frame rates. Readout multiplexers with this Variable Acuity Superpixel Imaging (VASI) capability were recently developed by Novasensors under DOD SBIRs. In Phase 1, QmagiQ will develop and deliver a high quantum efficiency longwave infrared focal plane array on a 320x256 readout with this new capability. In Phase 2, we will develop and deliver a 1Kx1K sensor engine to an MDA program (e.g. THAAD) to field-test the full benefits of this first-generation "smart" FPA with features such as on-chip data compression, multiple windowing, and random-pixel-addressability.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
CEO / President
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Axel Reisinger
CTO
6038213092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard Suite 102 Nashua, NH 03062

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No