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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,509,940.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9300-04-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2820
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-261
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator:
Randy van Daalen Wetters
(310) 954-2200
rvdw@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Ladd Jones
(310) 954-2200
ljones@tsc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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