Extremely High Temperature Projector Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-06-M-0185
Agency Tracking Number: F061-140-4270
Amount: $99,813.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-140
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
3718 Barcelona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 93105
DUNS: 167202097
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 453-0582
Business Contact
 Carey Lefler
Title: Computer and Information
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Email: carey@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
Cyan Systems has teamed with Nova Sensors and Sandia National Laboratory to develop a novel Multispectral Emitter System capable of projecting effective temperatures greater than 3000K with high spectral and radiometric accuracy. The XTEMPS is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of high fidelity Multi-band IR Scene Projection systems. Cyan Systems has formed a team of experts in Electro-Optics and material science for the novel development of the XTEMPS. Our strategy is to address the limitations that exist in current Scene Projection Technologies, namely low effective temperatures, pixel reliability, poor spectral control, slow slew rates, and non-uniformity. By developing a new class of spectrally tunable emitters and drive electronics, wide dynamic range scenes can be simulated with excellent linearity and uniformity in the projected image. Our goals for temperature emission of photonic crystals are to approach 6,000 Kelvin effect projected temperatures. Dramatic improvement in spectral, temporal and spatial resolution to 512 x 512 and greater are also key technology improvement goals we hope to obtain for the XTEMPS.

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