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HYBRID ACTIVE/PASSIVE IR SENSOR FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9057
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9057
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.
3404 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: HYBRID ACTIVE/PASSIVE IR SENSOR FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $536,718.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT-DAY SENSORS FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS ARE LIMITED IN THEIR PERFORMANCE AGAINST COMPLEX BACKGROUNDS, ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, AND COUNTERMEASURES. SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS (SEO) PROPOSES TO IMPROVE THE TARGET-DISCRIMINATION EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART SUBMUNITIONS BY COMBINING AN ACTIVE LASER RANGEFINDER AND A PASSIVE IR SENSOR TO REDUCE THE FALSE ALARM RATE UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS. THE HYBRID ACTIVE/PASSIVE SYSTEM COMBINES COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES -ONE DEPENDING ON TARGET REFLECTANCE AND THE OTHER ON TARGET TEMPERATURE/ EMISSIVITY -TO ACHIEVE A TARGET DISCRIMINATION CAPABILITY GREATER THAN THAT POSSIBLE WITH EITHER TECHNIQUE ALONE. A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH WILL BE TO DETERMINE THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE COMMONALITY OF THE TWO TECHNOLOGIES, THEREBY MINIMIZING COST (SIZE, WEIGHT, DOLLARS) AND MAXIMIZING SENSOR CAPABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A Olson
3052981802

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804

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