Guidance Research

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number: F051-159-1298
Amount: $98,274.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-159
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
5710 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Harchanko
 Senior Engineer
 (256) 824-3230
 john@polarissensor.com
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 824-6548
Email: david@polarissensor.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Traditional seeker optics are composed of domes, gimbals, and other expensive components that can be difficult to integrate into the missile. A concept in which the seeker components are more easily integrated and conformal to the missile airframe is desirable. The proposed concept utilizes a multiple non-imaging detector scheme to collect the target signature that can be wrapped around the airframe, similar to a compound eye. Placement of the sensors is much less critical allowing for optimal warhead placement which helps provide for more predictable, lethal warheads. Sensors are constructed to be low-cost and occupy a small volume. This proposal discusses our concept for these sensors, their construction, and our design approach.

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