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Infrared Imager Based on a Novel Thermal-to-Visible Transducer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58752
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0316
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Infrared Imager Based on a Novel Thermal-to-Visible Transducer
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0260
Award Amount: $749,935.00
 

Abstract:

Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop a novel uncooled thermal-to-visible transducer (TVT) that will revolutionize long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) imaging. This new instrument is characterized by (1) lower power consumption and heating than existing IR bolometers; (2) immunity to image retention; (3) potential for a curved focal-plane array that can increase instrument sensitivity; (4) infrequent recalibration-a result of less heating; (5) the incorporation of standard CCD arrays, making operation vastly simpler than that of conventional IR cameras; (6) an intrinsic capability of hardening to >1000 g on all three axes; (7) excellent sensitivity (NETD 5-40 mK); (8) a revolutionarily low cost of $20-$40 for the sensor module and $300 for the camera, many times less expensive than existing instruments; (8) Potential for fusion of visible and thermal IR images, the two images being automatically registered and boresighted. In Phase II SRL will fabricate requisite structures and use them to conduct proof-of-principle demonstrations of the technology.

Principal Investigator:

Allen Flusberg
Principal Investigator
6175471122
aflusberg@srl.com

Business Contact:

Jonah Jacob
President
6175471122
jjacob@srl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC.
15 WARD STREET SOMERVILLE, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 042786396
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No