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Low-Cost Night Vision System for High-Speed Vessel Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-03-C-10020
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-03-C-10020
Amount: $299,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dale Tyczka
 Senior Engineer
 (610) 363-5808
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
On this program, we will design, fabricate and test of a novel wide field-of-view night-vision system for use by coxswains and crewmembers during night intercepts. The system is capable of providing the visual acuity, depth perception and situational awareness necessary for high-speed boat maneuvers and allows the operator to see the sea state at night, safely maneuver a high-speedboat and pursue covert intercepts. On this program we will develop a helmet mounted prototype system to demonstrate the feasibility of a system that 1) provides a large 150 x 50 degree field of view; 2) optically projects the intensified night vision imagery for relaxed forward viewing by the operator; 3) permits the user to experience night-vision depth perception; 4) allows the operator to observe his real world environment through the same visor that is used to view the night vision imagery. We have also included an optional program to design and fabricate a boat-mounted, wide-field of regard, high-power, low-cost infrared LED illumination system with an integrated higher intensity ┬┐headlight┬┐ that can be used as an illuminator for the helmet mounted night-vision system.

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