Foveal Imaging Night Vision System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,986.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0123
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-161-0066
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-161
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator
 Michael Browne
 VP of Product Development
 (408) 348-4426
 m.browne@saphotonics.com
Business Contact
 James Coward
Title: President
Phone: (415) 977-0553
Email: j.coward@saphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Warfighters operating in a night environment are always in search of more situation awareness. For decades, this situation awareness (SA) has been provided at night via monocular (PVS/7 or PVS/14) night vision goggles or binocular (ANVIS) goggles. Although these systems have served our soldiers well with their 40 degree fields of view, warfighters always ask for more field of view for better situation awareness. A number of systems have been fielded which have larger fields of view, but they all require multiple image intensifier tubes and none of these systems are slated for production. SA Photonics has developed the preliminary design for a 80 degree foveated night vision system. By developing a foveated design, one which rolls off resolution and luminance from the center of the field of view to the edge, we ensure that the system will meet the required needs of the warfighter in a package which is neither too heavy nor too large. We feel that the combination of our very promising design, coupled with our expert consultants and our extremely strong record of commercialization will allow NSWC-Crane to field a wide field of view night vision system with tremendous advantages.

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