Wide Field of View Electronically Stearable Imaging Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,973.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R180
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0053
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST051-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009232752
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Knowles
President
(570) 322-2700
gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Kenji Uchino
ICAT, 134 Materials Research Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-3538
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed project will develop the revolutionary solid-state gimbal system, using three proprietary technologies (ultrasonic motor, piezoelectronics and advanced modeling software) to enable it to be small, lightweight, low power, and with almost no moving parts. The system will still maintain high performance and will provide precision controlled high angular rate motion over a wide acceptance angle. The gimbal system concept will be lightweight, uncooled, and mechanically robust with 60 degrees of rotational motion. The system will provide a significant technological advance for infrared and visible imaging, on-missile seekers, search and tracking devices, and surveillance equipment.

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