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Meta Optic Midwave Infrared Hostile Fire Indicator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0386
Agency Tracking Number: N221-016-0279
Amount: $139,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-016
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-23
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elizabeth Schundler
 (978) 738-8283
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) will develop a metasurface optic, midwave infrared hostile fire indicator (MO-MWIR-HSI) featuring on-board, real-time detection and geolocation via spatial localization in concert with a novel, 1-dimensional convolutional neural network automated target recognition (ATR) algorithm.  The approach simultaneously captures snapshot, MWIR hyperspectral images of up to 100s of events from an ultra-compact (< 5 lb) sensor package compatible with Group 1 unmanned air vehicles (UAV) such as the Teledyne FLIR R80D SkyRaider.  The MO-MWIR-HFI data product will enable rapid discrimination of HF events from typical confusers at a 60 Hz update rate with nominal angular resolution better than 2.5 mrad and geolocation better than ± 1 m. The proposed effort will refine a system performance model that will be validated through the build and test of a breadboard MWIR-HFI in concert with a prototype ATR algorithm.  The model and results will be used to develop requirements and a conceptual design for a prototype MO-MWIR-HFI to be built and demonstrated in Phase II.

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