Energetic Event Sensor for Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,003.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-10-C-1715
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-142-0484
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-142
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Solid State Scientific Corporation
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
179492566
Principal Investigator:
James E Murguia
President
(603) 598-1194
jim@solidstatescientific.com
Business Contact:
Linda Bouthillette
Contract Administrator
(603) 598-1194
linda@solidstatescientific.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Solid State Scientific Corporation is developing of a unique multi-spectral non-imaging sensor prototype based on Cross Dispersion Prism (CDP) technology for the detection and classification of energetic battlefield events. The sensor will simultaneously acquire the spectral content of all energetic point targets within the sensor field of view at high frame rates. The sensor will employ a single camera and a novel prismatic optical element that will allow the sensor to operate simultaneously in both the SWIR and MWIR bands with moderate spectral resolution. Using a custom optical system design and COTS electronics and camera package, the spectral sensor will be lightweight, portable and rugged, not require a liquid coolant, and be suitable for airborne testing. BENEFIT: A sensor that detects and classifies energetic events and provides real time geo-location information from aircraft will be a useful adjunct sensor for persistent surveillance platforms. Current assets generate large amounts of sensor data that must be processed by automated algorithms or human operators. Cueing the algorithms and operators to portions of the data that are likely to contain targets will have wide application in sensor management and optimization.

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