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DIRECT DIGITAL READOUT FOCAL-PLANES FOR PASSIVE SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
25595
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25595
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMAIN ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
5301 Longley Lane, Unit 122 Reno, NV 89511 0180
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: DIRECT DIGITAL READOUT FOCAL-PLANES FOR PASSIVE SENSORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $61,499.00
 

Abstract:

AMAIN Electronics has recently patented an entirely new focal-plane method which directly digitizes the photo-response at each pixel within a monolithic or hybrid focal-plane. This technology is broadly applicable, and offers an opportunity to significantly advance sensor technology across the spectrum from visible to VLWIR, and in a very wide range of military, space, commercial, and evern consumer applciations. Direct digital readout eliminates need for separate analog processing, including wide dynamic range A/D conversion at video rates. In space and military sensors, elimination of the analog processor will generally achieve significant power, weight, and size reduction. The invention therefore supports two of the trends in space sensor development for the next century--utilization of large two-dimensional focal-planes in staring sensors, and reduction of the complexity, power, size, weight, and ultimately the cost of such systems through the so-called "smallsat" or "lightsat" approach.

Principal Investigator:

William Mandl
8187159717

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amain Electronics Co.
P.o. Box 5028 West Hills, CA 91307

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