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High Radiance Low Background Infrared Scene Projection for Wide Field of View…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-068-2147
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-068
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Optical Sciences Corporation
P.O. Box 8291 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Radiance Low Background Infrared Scene Projection for Wide Field of View (WFOV) Sensors
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8651-11-M-0119
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

Optical Sciences Corporation proposes an advanced, broadband, high radiance, low background, wide field-of-view, flight motion simulator compatible infrared scene projection system using a proprietary digital micromirror device emitter engine concept. This high radiance, low background projector system will be capable of projecting complex 2-dimensional scenes over a wide field-of-view with a large temperature range, high temperature resolution, and a high spatial resolution for low infrared background radiation simulations. In this proposal Optical Sciences Corporation presents our baseline concept for the projection system. This projection system and associated technology is designed to meet or exceed the objectives outlined in the SBIR AF103-068 topic. BENEFIT: Optical Sciences Corporation believes that there is significant commercial potential for the high radiance, low background, wide field-of-view infrared projector technology developed under this effort. We have demonstrated our ability to transition technologies developed under the SBIR programs to commercial sales through the sale of our micromirror based dynamic infrared scene projection products. Potential customer applications include the manufacturers of infrared seekers, missile systems, and missile warning systems. These test and evaluation applications will be capable of simulating high apparent temperatures, very large format synthetic scene environments, multispectral, and polarization infrared extended scene simulation. The broadband reflective digital micromirror device will allow this technological advance to be applied in other wavebands including the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas M. Cantey
Research Scientis
(256) 922-1500
cantey@opticalsciences.com

Business Contact:

David B. Beasley
President
(256) 922-1500
brett@opticalsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Sciences Corporation
P.O. Box 8291 Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 631116439
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No