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Night/Day-Enabled Miniature Emplaced Sensor and Infrared Surveillance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-15-P-0053
Agency Tracking Number: S151-006-0048
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM15-006
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-24
Small Business Information
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501-1510
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Juan Hodelin
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: USSOCOM SBIR Program Manager
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the USSOCOM need for Team Day/Night Motion Sensors, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Night/Day-Enabled Miniature Emplaced Sensor and Infrared Surveillance (NEMESIS) system, based on the novel use of multi-aperture, compound-eye motion detectors to cue the capture of thermal surveillance imagery. Specifically, the innovation in the compound-eye optical design allows NEMESIS to simultaneously cover a wide-field of regard (up to 60 deg) while providing high resolution imagery to identify personnel activity, clothing, and weapons at 45-75 m range. The high resolution imagery is wirelessly transmitted to the handheld control/display unit for camera activation and viewing via a software application (app) to maximize compatibility with existing mobile devices, radios, and emerging handheld device standards. As a result, NEMESIS provides a lightweight, low cost day/night camera with motion sensor to identify personnel with a modular display/control interface. In Phase I, POC will conduct and document a feasibility study of the NEMESIS system to satisfy USSOCOM requirements. POC will assess trade-offs, risks, and potential payoffs of the proposed technology and recommend the best option to achieve the USSOCOM objectives. In Phase II, POC will develop and demonstrate a prototype motion-detection sensor prototype based on the most feasible solution.

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