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Color Airborne Night Vision Sensor (CANVaS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-17-P-0021
Agency Tracking Number: S163-006-0117
Amount: $149,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM163-006
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-02-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-17
Small Business Information
6440 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
DUNS: 118614556
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Saperstein
 MTS-4 Engineer
 (858) 458-1860
Business Contact
 Anis Husain
Phone: (858) 735-2796
Research Institution

Ziva Corporation propose a powerful approach called Color Airborne Night Vision Sensor (CANVAS) to achieve true color imaging performance from avionic platforms in both night and day conditions from a single sensor system offer a significant boost in interpretability for military operations. The CANVAS approach combines an ultra-high sensitivity Commercial Off the shelf CMOS camera with a customized, dual-mode optical train. Development of a dual-mode, color night vision sensor around a high sensitivity CMOS camera promises to enable warfighters to operate in minimal illumination levels during night operations and at long slant ranges for daytime missions, without sacrificing the cost, size, weight, and power required to support separate day and night sensors. CANVAS promises to provide an upgrade path to telescope imaging sensors in airborne gimbals imagers, by adding color night imaging and by relieving the need for separate night and day sensors. CANVAS telescopes are designed to integrate in deployed gimbal systems and to provide suitable magnification for long range daytime imaging and extreme light collection for starlight imaging. Target commercial applications for the low light color camera include: scientific/medical, cinema, reality TV, nature wildlife, astronomy, hunting, industrial as well as night-time surveillance and law enforcement markets.

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