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Radiation Hardened Foveated Hybrid Infrared Scene Projector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-23-C-7106
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3178
Amount: $1,504,715.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA21-005
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-01-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-01-26
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
 Jonathan Rameau
 (978) 738-8265
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will leverage its extensive experience in infrared scene projector (IRSP) design and harsh environmental operability to create a hybrid, foveated, radiation hardened IRSP (RH-IRSP). This design allows long-life, low-maintenance, modular and field-upgradable operation of conventional optical components inside a pressure, thermal and radiation environment similar to that of low Earth orbit. A modular configuration of the RH-IRSP is planned, allowing simulation of a variety of scenarios. The Phase I effort, achieving TRL3, focused on demonstration of the ability to integrate PSI’s IRSP technology with a radiation-mitigating vessel capable of operating in Torr environment. After analytical and experimental validation of the technique, conceptual designs for a Phase II testbed and future full-capability RH-IRSP’s were developed. In Phase II, a testbed demonstrating all critical technologies in cryogenic vacuum environment and high radiation fields will achieve TRL 6. The Phase II will culminate with a RH-IRSP design meeting key performance parameters and interface requirements of a relevant near-future MDA test bed. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11340 (16 Dec 22)

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