Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20113
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 1869, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David 5. Dilworth
 (313) 769-5649
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The proposed effort analyzes five spectral imaging radiometer concepts with the goal of developing an infrared spectral imaging radiometer (IRSIR) for use in high performance aircraft. The desired performance characteristics for this IRSIR are: high optical throughput, a small physical package, and 0.5 to 1.0 percent spectral resolution over the 0.2 to 12 um range at frame rates of 30-100 frames per second. Two of the concepts use innovative staring spectrometer designs and collect the spatial/ spectral image in a single frame. The other three scanning approaches create the spatial/spectral image by combining multiple image frames. The five methods vary greatly in innovation, performance, and technical risk. The research has four objectives: (A) Identify the IRSIR applications and design goals (B) Perform a preliminary analysis of the five concepts (C) Select the best candidate approach (D) Determine the feasibility of the candidate approach. A design concept will be developed for the best candidate for Phase II prototyping. It is expected the Phase II implementation and testing will confirm that the proposed IRSIR will collect unique target signature data permitting discrimination of targets and backgrounds from an aircraft platform.

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