Guidance Research

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,274.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-05-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-159-1298
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
5710 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator:
John Harchanko
Senior Engineer
(256) 824-3230
john@polarissensor.com
Business Contact:
David Chenault
President
(256) 824-6548
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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