DISTRIBUTED APERTURE E-O SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND DESIGNATION
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
A small number of conformal E-O sensors distributed over the surface of an aircraft can provide field of view coverage for Missile Warning, IRST and FLIR viewing. An innovative technique (Spatial Modulation) is used to allow a low density IR focal plane array to provide the necessary high resolution over a wide field of view. The Spatial Modulation sensor has an intermediate focal plane that is used to interface the sensor to a laser distribution system for active designation and tracking.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Dr Edward J Niple
AERODYNE RESEARCH, INC.
45 MANNING ROAD Billerica, MA 01821
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