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Lighteight and Low Cost Infrared Optics for Manportable Fire Control and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74074
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-202-3681
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Lighteight and Low Cost Infrared Optics for Manportable Fire Control and Missile System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0010
Award Amount: $69,936.00
 

Abstract:

Agiltron proposes a new class of significantly lightweight long wave infrared (LWIR) lens system for Army manportable fire control and missile systems. Our unique afocal design uses only three thin lenses with aspherical and Fresnel surfaces, holding the promise of providing unsurpassed optical zooming performance. Leveraging on our extensive expertise in chalcogenide glass lens fabrication, we propose to produce these lens by a low-cost molding process. Chalcogenide glass is a much lightweight and inexpensive material than the present LWIR lens material of single-crystal Germanium. This program will lead to volume production of high performance LWIR complex shaped lenses without the need for polishing and with little waste. The technology potentially produces premium IR imaging optics at drastically lower cost and lightweight that are unattainable before. The program target is to realize a state-of-the-art LWIR optic system of less than 300 grams and at production cost less than $4,000.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
VP of Technology
7819351200
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract administrator
7819351200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No