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Seeker Algorithms for SWIR Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-23-P-A007
Agency Tracking Number: F222-0004-0386
Amount: $149,936.71
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF222-0004
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-12-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-09-19
Small Business Information
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Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-1111
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sudol
 (609) 949-5705
Business Contact
 Martin H. Ettenberg
Phone: (609) 917-3379
Research Institution

This research will investigate the ability of a modified lattice matched InGaAs shortwave infrared focal plane array to simultaneously produce imagery while asynchronously detecting laser designators.  A sensor with this capability, paired with new algorithms for determining designator position in the imager field of view, would yield a device with greater capability, accuracy and reliability as compared to currently fielded solutions.  Lab-based testing using a pulsed laser will determine if the bandwidth of the imaging detector array is sufficient for laser detection, while a continuous wave laser will be used to determine if positional information can be extracted based on laser impingement location on the focal plane array.

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