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Cyclops

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87132
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-041-1451
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Cyclops
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0077
Award Amount: $69,855.00
 

Abstract:

The Army needs smaller and cheaper precision weapon systems. Semi-Active Laser guidance (SAL), invented in the 1960's at the Army Missile command, is a powerful approach to smart weapons. In the past, SAL seekers used quadrant detectors, narrow field-of-view optics, gimbals, and actuators. While very effective, they are expensive. Several programs are desperate for a low-cost solution. One driving tactical need for less expensive precision weapons is today's asymmetric warfare - the need to hit more, softer targets while minimizing collateral damage means more, smaller precise weapons. Low-cost requires elimination of the mechanical gimbal, and therefore requires a wide field of view. The key to our solution is a ball lens that is inherently omni-directional, and thus the basis for an extremely wide field-of-view strap-down-seeker. Our solution involves a truncation that puts the detector into the correct plane for the desired field of view, Putting facets on the truncated surface allows us to use a narrower band filter to suppress sunlight.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Hartman
CEO
2569710036
hartman@aos-inc.com

Business Contact:

Kristina Parmenter
Business Manager
2569710036
contracts@aos-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 630993088
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No