Low Cost Dual Mode Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-03-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: N01-179-03
Amount: $747,466.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81176, Wellesley, MA, 02481
DUNS: 883404931
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Bodkin
 Proprietor
 (781) 235-6351
 wab@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Bodkin
Title: Proprietor
Phone: (781) 235-6351
Email: wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The objective of this Phase II project is to create a device inwhich multiple spectral-band detector arrays are seamlesslyintegrated into a single imaging sensor. The resulting productcan be applied to a telescope or a microscope, as simply aschanging a lens on a camera. The video stream output will providea set of co-registered digital images from a multiple of spectralbands spanning the Visible, NIR, MWIR and LWIR radiation regions(.4um to 14um). These images will have a format that is suitableboth for direct observation by a human operator and as a datafeed for Automated Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms. BENEFITS: The device will provide multiple co-registered images of a scene under investigation. It will be a key element in the next generation of automated target recognition algorithms findingapplication to missile targeting systems. It will also assist the man in the loop by providing easily understandable color images as well as thermal information, to ease identification and to defeat darkness and camouflage. This product will serve militarymarkets spanning missile applications, UAV reconnaissance, compound security and search and rescue. The developed device will also be a low-cost option for night/day operation of civilian security and search and rescue."

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