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Multi-aperture Sensors for High Speed Weapon Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-18-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: F131-099-0361a
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-099
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-02
Small Business Information
2130 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91107
United States
DUNS: 108540340
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Francis Reininger
 (626) 578-0626
Business Contact
 Ella Makarkina
Phone: (626) 578-0662
Research Institution

The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new forward looking infrared imaging system that can actively mitigate thermal loading associated with munitions flight speeds greater than Mach 5.Excessive thermal loading causes the viewing domes to emit a high background radiance, which saturates the sensor and reduces the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) below the level required for reliable targeting, guidance, navigation, and situational awareness.During this project the Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) will build and test a prototype Bio-Inspired Optical System (BIOS) that can generate contiguous images in the LWIR.The BIOS will be capable of forward viewing through the windows of a high speed seeker.

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