Advanced Interceptor Infra-Red Search and Track System (IRSTS) for Missile Defense Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-09-C-7063
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-002-0071
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T002
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Robert Swanson
Program Manager
(808) 338-9003
rswanson@oceanit.com
Business Contact:
Basil Scott
Technical Director
(808) 338-9003
bscott@oceanit.com
Research Institution:
Applied Physics Laboratory
Arnold Goldberg
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MA, 20723
(240) 228-5058
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The Oceanit / John’s Hopkins, Applied Physics Laboratory (Oceanit / APL) team proposes a Foveal IRSTS (FIRST system) that can provide extremely accurate tracking information as well as providing discrimination and kill assessment metrics. Custom algorithms and processing methods will take advantage of a custom dual-format architecture to address and develop new optical processing methods and capabilities. The FIRST system will support high fidelity, high-speed imaging without overwhelming onboard aircraft computers that will process optical data and fuse it with radar to provide high-precision position, velocity and acceleration data. The camera system will be flexible enough to address short, intermediate and long range missiles threats.

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