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Expendable Electro-Optic Infrared Camera System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
78698
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-138-0372
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Expendable Electro-Optic Infrared Camera System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0155
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Due to the limited number of P-3 aircraft, the most economical and expeditious way to enhance operations and ensure crew safety is to incorporate a low-cost expendable Sonochute Launched Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) or (SL-UAS). Due to size, power, and weight limitations it is unrealistic to apply traditional gimbal technology to these small vehicles, however, the stability of the platforms, coupled with their small field-of-view sensor necessitates the capability to command and stabilize their sensors to provide useful imagery. By using a MEMS Scan Mirror we will be able to address the power, size, and weight restrictions of the UAS that prohibit the use of traditional gimbal technology, while providing a stabilized pointing system with a large field-of-regard for the IR camera imagery. Additional benefits of the system include: Pointing capability allows for 90o circular Field-of-Regard (FOR) Inertial image stabilization allowing for longer integration periods while maintaining Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Step-Stare capability allows for buildup of mosaiced scenes

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Reilly
Director of Corporate IT
5205718660
treilly@arete.com

Business Contact:

David Kane
Vice President
5205718660
dkane@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No