Multi-Band IR Scene Projection Display for Scene Simulation in Hardware-In-the-Loop

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7265
Agency Tracking Number: B045-020-0034
Amount: $749,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
KENT OPTRONICS, INC
275 Martinel Dr., Suite W, Kent, OH, 44240
DUNS: 129457037
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Le Li
 CEO
 (845) 897-0138
 leli@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Le Li
Title: CEO
Phone: (845) 897-0138
Email: leli@kentoptronics.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
 Mary B Stanley
 12443 Research
Olando, FL, 32826
 (407) 823-2836
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase II proposal relates to the development of a Multi-Band IR Scene Projection Display for Scene Simulation in Hardware-In-the-Loop facilities. The focus is to transition Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) displays to the infrared regime and to develop multi-band projection optics. This projection display enables MDA/AF a much enhanced scene simulation capability for missile interception by allowing a wide dynamic balckbody apparent temperature range from 300 to 3,000 or even higher with a 14-bit grayscale at a video rate in both MDIW and LWIR. With this unprecedented multi-spectral display in place, the cost as well as complexity of MDA Infrared guided interceptor systems is greatly reduced. Other military applications include optical beam steering devices for LADAR, 2D tunable modulators for multi/hyperspectral image systems, and high-speed multispectral modulators for optical correlators. This Phase II program consists of Base and Option portions. In the Base period, LWIR projection display will be developed which is heavily relying on the success of the fast speed high contrast MWIR LCoS development. The Phase II Option is to develop the complete multi-spectral projection display system operting in both LWIR and MWIR. Related liquid crystal material and fabrication procedures for the LCoS will be optimized.

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