Low-Cost, Large-Area Conformal Detector Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R085
Agency Tracking Number: A043-167-0925
Amount: $119,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-167
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
5710 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Chenault
 (256) 824-6548
Business Contact
 Michele Banish
Title: COO
Phone: (256) 824-6547
Email: michele@polarissensor.com
Research Institution
The Army has a need for an Urban Missile, a missile that will be small, lethal, and low-cost. As currently envisioned, the Urban Missile will be a 50-mm round with kinetic performance similar to a Russian rocket propelled grenade (RPG). A key advantage over the RPG, however, will be a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker head that will help to ensure a high probability of kill (PK) and will help to minimize collateral damage. Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc., proposes to develop a solid-state, Multi-Aperture Seeker (MAS) concept. By directly coupling low-cost micro-optics to fixed photo detectors, our MAS concept will significantly reduce the cost of SAL seeker technology by eliminating the expensive domes, gimbals, and traditional optics typical of current-day SAL seekers. This proposal describes our seeker concept, defines the Phase I Objectives, describes a Work Plan for meeting these objectives, and lists the qualifications of the Polaris Team.

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