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Lightweight, Compact (1Cubic Inch) Ultrahigh Frame Rate Infrared and UV Imagers with Integrated Signal Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35702
Amount: $98,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5055 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Gardner
 (719) 599-7700
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Research Institution

Ultrafast imaging with concurrent signal processing in the IR and UV wavelengths is an important need for the development, control and evaluation of modern air-deliverable weapons systems. Unfortunately, current IR and UV detectors are relatively slow, have poor resolution, and are expensive. Similarly, conventional image signal processing equipment is relatively bulky, heavy and cumbersome. SMD proposes an ultra compact, large format (at least 512 x 512 pixel) imager capable of operation in the IR or UV ranges at ultrahigh speed operation with signal processing of up to 10,000 frames per second, based on an extraordinarily compact silicon imager geometry with enormous integrated signal processing capability, within a one inch cube.

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