INFRARED TRACKER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$383,800.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8479
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Dcs Corp.
1330 Braddock Pl, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clinton Thacker
(703) 683-8791
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO PERFORM TRADE-OFF STUDIES LEADING TO THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A TE COOLED OR UNCOOLED IR TRACKER. SINCE THE BENEFITS IN LOGISTICS TO BE GAINED BY SUCH A SENSOR MAY REQUIRE A SACRIFICE IN PERFORMANCE, A QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE TRADE-OFFS IS PROPOSED BASED ON COOLER AND DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY. AFTER A BRIEF REVIEW OF CURRENT TE AND UNCOOLED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY, DCS WILL CORRELATE SELECTIONS OF SENSOR DESIGN PARAMETERS TO MATHEMATICAL PREDICTIONS OF FIELD PERFORMANCE. A SUB-TASK THAT WILL GROW OUT OF THE TRADE-OFF STUDIES WILL BE A DETERMINATION OF THE LIMITATIONS TO PERFORMANCE. DCS WILL ALSO CONDUCT AN APPLICATIONS ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE WHEN AND WHERE THESE NEW SENSORS MAY BE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS. THE APPLICATIONS ANALYSIS WILL CONSIDER SUCH FACTORS AS RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY, OPERATING LIFETIME, COOLDOWN TIME, SIZE, WEIGHT, INPUT POWER, ETC. IN ADDITION TO STAND OFF RANGE. FINALLY, DCS WILL SUGGET A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A TE OR UNCOOLED IR FIRE CONTROL TRACKER CONSISTING OF DETECTOR MATERIAL, DETECTOR CONFIGURATION, DETECTOR SIZE, DETECTOR OPERATING TEMPERATURE, SPECTRAL PASSBAND, POWER, ETC., AND ESTIMATES OF LIFETIME, MTBF, SIZE, WEIGHT, AND PER UNIT COST.

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