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Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2006 / SBIR
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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: 2006
Title: Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9200-06-C-0250
Award Amount: $99,646.00


Agiltron proposes to realize a new design of Thermal Mapping Device (TMD) capable of identifying fire ignition source in large and small areas, meets all the requirement that are unattainable with present technologies. Based on our demonstrated fabrication capability of a new category of photo-mechanical IR imager that converts infrared radiation into visible images through a conventional visible light CMOS camera, we will produce a new class of instantaneously fast, ultra-low power, and low-cost thermal imager based TMD. Coupling with our in-house low-cost glass molding IR lens fabrication capability, Agiltron TMD is unprecedented low cost that is expendable. Our novel thermal imager will provide the desirable attributes of achieving significant reductions about 30% in weight, over 80% in power consumption, and 70% in cost over the current state-of-the-art. The Phase I work will develop a prototype wireless TMD and demonstrate its fire ignition source identifying capability. We will also conduct initial work on software mapping and electronic pattern recognition. A fully functional prototype TMD with heat resistance package will be produced in Phase II. The anticipated volume insertion time frame is less than 3 years.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract Administrator
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15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No