ELECTRO OPTICAL SENSOR ON HYPERVELOCITY PLATFORMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6186
Amount: $49,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Nichols Research Corp
4040 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOSEPH MUDAR
 (313) 971-9766
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESIGN CONSTRAINTS ON WINDOWS FOR ELECTRO-OPTICAL (EO) SENSORS ABOARD HYPERVELICITY PLATFORMS WILL BE ESTABLISHED. THESE CONSTRAINTS ARE BASED ON THE WAY SENSING OF INFRARED (IR) AND VISIBLE RADIATION ARE AFFECTED BY: (1) NEAR-WINDOW TURBULENCE, (2) IR WINDOW EMISSION INDUCED BY AERODYNAMIC HEATING, (3) DISTORTION INTRODUCED BY WINDOW CURVATURE, (4) SCATTERING AND EMISSION FROM ABLATING MATERIALS, AND (5) VISIBLE EMISSION INDUCED BY OUTGASSING. THE DESIGN CONSTRAINTS WILL BE EVALUATED FOR SPECIFIC EO SYSTEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WINDOW MATERIALS, GEOMETRIES, AND SUPPORTING STRUCTURES WILL BE MADE.

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