You are here

Dense Arrays for High-Fidelity, Optically-Sampled Passive Millimeter-wave Imaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-17-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6607
Amount: $1,499,989.90
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-040
Solicitation Number: 13.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-11-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-30
Small Business Information
51 East Main Street Suite 201
Newark, DE 19711
United States
DUNS: 805473951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rick Martin
 Senior Research Engineer
 (302) 456-9003
Business Contact
 Ahmed Sharkawy
Phone: (302) 286-5191
Research Institution

Under the proposed effort, PSI will continue to develop a novel pmmW imaging technology developed under a prior Navy program to realize dense form factor arrays. This technology is based on an optical upconverted distributed aperture technology that can make large effective apertures in low SWaP form factors thereby maximizing achievable resolution. This sensor technology has already reached TRL 6 with successful flight tests on rotorcraft for DVE mitigation, however, further reductions in NETD are desired. Under this effort, PSI will design and build fully dense optically sampled millimeter-wave arrays for the creation of video-rate passive millimeter-wave imagers with improvements in imager sensitivity of almost an order of magnitude. Such imagers could open a range of other applications areas particularly germane to DoD interests such as force protection, IED detection, and standoff security scanners.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government