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DUAL BAND INFRARED RADIOMETER FOR PRECISE BATTLEFIELD SKIN TEMPERATURE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59426
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-002-08
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Voxtel Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97006-
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: DUAL BAND INFRARED RADIOMETER FOR PRECISE BATTLEFIELD SKIN TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-04-C-6000
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a two-color, ratio radiometer for precise skin temperature measurements of adversaries exposed to the millimeter wave radiation source of the Active Denial System (ADS). We will achieve +/- 1 degree Celsius absolute temperature accuracy over the global range of operation environments by configuring the ADS Radiometer with a dual-band infrared QWIP detector optimized for MWIR and LWIR spectral bands chosen for minimally susceptible to atmospheric variability and greatest sensitivity to skin temperature changes. We will use meteorological instruments as input to atmospheric predictive codes to bias the ratio of the atmospheric transmission of the two spectral bands. The benefits of ratio radiometery is that the absolute transmission values are not required and errors are associated only in deviations of the ratio of the bands. During Phase I, we validated the operational capabilities of our ADS Radiometer system by testing the device against various US Navy atmospheric databases. During Phase I, we also established detailed error budgets that form the basis of our component specifications and for our calibration strategy. Our Phase II design embraces the fact that non-lethal weapons maintenance requirements must be reasonably compatible with those for other items of equipment and support procedures should not require extraordinary arrangements or the introduction of a large quantity of system-specific test and repair equipment. By rigorously engineering the instrument, embracing simple, yet powerful, electro-optical system practices, we optimize the performance and life cycle costs of the ADS Radiometer.

Principal Investigator:

George M. Williams
Managing Director
5032434633
georgew@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

George M. Williams
Managing Director
5032434633
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VOXTEL, INC.
614 SW 11th Ave #4003 Portland, OR 97205

EIN/Tax ID: 931285205
DUNS: N/A
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Minority-Owned: No
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