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Hypersonic Electro-optical Seeker System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Strategic Capabilities Office
Contract: HQ003421C0005
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1782
Amount: $1,499,937.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD181-002
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-09-27
Small Business Information
5385 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA, CA 93111
United States
DUNS: 167202097
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Chief Engineer
 (805) 453-0582
Business Contact
 John Caulfield
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Research Institution

Many challenges exist for implementation of the Hypersonic Electro-Optical Sensor System (HEOSS). Some of these include surviving launch acceleration spike, acoustic resonance of the airframe, performance of the EO/IR seeker with hot dome, and laminar field hot gas as illustrated in Figure 1. Key goals of this program include development of a compact sensor that fits near the front of the projectile to overcome limitations of imaging though turbulence. Cyan Systems will design, analyze, test, and produce two prototype electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) seekers based on Phase I work for demonstration and validation. The prototypes will be delivered at the end of Phase II for testing by the government. Both seekers will undergo extensive testing in the laboratory to characterize overall performance and identify any deviations.

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