Infrared/Ultraviolet (IR/UV) Background Monitoring System (IRUVBMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-04-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2820
Amount: $1,509,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-261
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randy van Daalen Wetters
 (310) 954-2200
Business Contact
 Ladd Jones
Phone: (310) 954-2200
Research Institution
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is systematically upgrading capabilities to include infrared and electro-optical system testing. Future capabilities and testing will also include operation of high-power RF equipment. The BAF currently has a requirement to monitor the potential hazard of RAM (Radar Absorbing Material) heating and ignition during the use of high-power RF test sets, to monitor the infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) background environments for unwanted, anomalous sources, and to verify operation of IR and UV point sources operated at the BAF. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) is proposing an innovative and low-risk solution to the BAF requirement. Specifically, TSC will develop an Infrared and Ultraviolet Background Monitoring System (IRUVBMS) based on static and transportable IR and UV video cameras positioned in the BAF that are integrated with a common IRUVBMS controller. The controller will perform real-time processing and display of the camera video data. Automated, real-time detection of RAM heating hazards and anomalous background sources, including location in the BAF, will be reported and displayed to the operator. The IRUVBMS will significantly enhance operation of the BAF test facility from a safety and credibility standpoint.

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