HYBRID ACTIVE/PASSIVE IR SENSOR FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$536,718.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9057
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert A Olson
(305) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PRESENT-DAY SENSORS FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS ARE LIMITED IN THEIR PERFORMANCE AGAINST COMPLEX BACKGROUNDS, ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, AND COUNTERMEASURES. SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS (SEO) PROPOSES TO IMPROVE THE TARGET-DISCRIMINATION EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART SUBMUNITIONS BY COMBINING AN ACTIVE LASER RANGEFINDER AND A PASSIVE IR SENSOR TO REDUCE THE FALSE ALARM RATE UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS. THE HYBRID ACTIVE/PASSIVE SYSTEM COMBINES COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES -ONE DEPENDING ON TARGET REFLECTANCE AND THE OTHER ON TARGET TEMPERATURE/ EMISSIVITY -TO ACHIEVE A TARGET DISCRIMINATION CAPABILITY GREATER THAN THAT POSSIBLE WITH EITHER TECHNIQUE ALONE. A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH WILL BE TO DETERMINE THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE COMMONALITY OF THE TWO TECHNOLOGIES, THEREBY MINIMIZING COST (SIZE, WEIGHT, DOLLARS) AND MAXIMIZING SENSOR CAPABILITY.

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