Design and Analysis of Agile Optical-Zoom and Field-of-View Steering Systems for Small-Scale UAV Cameras

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1330
Agency Tracking Number: F073-075-1081
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-075
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
1009 Bradury SE, Suite 05, Albuquerque, CA, 87106
DUNS: 118922413
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Batchko
 (650) 906-1064
Business Contact
 Robert Batchko
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 906-1064
Research Institution
UAV based electro-optic imaging sensors are now an integral tool in target detection, identification, engagement, and battle damage assessment. To further this tactical advantage, EO sensors must become adaptable to a variety of mission profiles and platforms. Our principal objective is to develop a refractive imaging system capable of zooming and scanning over a wide field of regard, while significantly reducing the size, weight, and power compared to conventional technologies. We propose to accomplish this via a (unique) Risley prism scanner combined with an adaptive polymer based zoom lens system.

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