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CSAR-X Digital Visionic System

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Sage Technologies, Ltd.
One Ivybrook Boulevard Suite 190 Warminster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: CSAR-X Digital Visionic System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6792
Award Amount: $99,995.00


The proposed system is a wide field of view helmet mounted system that will incorporate a visible & short wave infrared (Vis/SWIR) camera technology with dual imaging lenses placed just above the operator's eyes, and fused with a thermal long wave infrared sensor (LWIR). The DEVS will provide high resolution multi-spectral imagery to CSAR-X operational personnel. The design is to provide the combination of wide field of view and personnel signature enhancement that will allow for more efficient search and rescue operations. The Sage team will use recent developments in SWIR digital FPA technology, and combine that with current LWIR micro-bolometer advances, a programmable image processor chip, and a high resolution OLED (organic light emitting diode) display. The result will be a small binocular device that is expected to provide about 105 degrees by 50 degrees FOV with resolution roughly comparable to the GEN IV NVGs. while providing sensitivity for 24/7 vision enhancement capability. The system is fully digital providing image enhancement, fusion potential with SWIR & LWIR, extended FOV, lower power, greater redundancy, and lower weight. Also, covert rescue operations can be implemented by the use of powerful SWIR illuminators not visible to the human eye or conventional IR/I2 devices.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley Sheridan
VP of Product Development

Business Contact:

Julius Olita
Small Business Information at Submission:

One Ivybrook Boulevard, Suite 190 Warminster, PA 18974

EIN/Tax ID: 232420917
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No