Laser Eye Protection Field Evaluation Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6659
Agency Tracking Number: F061-017-0400
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-017
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
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
 Department Manager
 (310) 954-2200
 rvdw@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Mike Syracuse
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 565-2970
Email: msyracuse@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Air Force 311th Human Systems Wing at Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, Texas, has a requirement to develop a Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Field Evaluation Device to “field check” protection levels of LEP devices such as goggles, visors, and spectacles. The team of Technology Service Corporation (TSC) and Newport Stratford is proposing an innovative and cost-effective solution to this requirement based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. A COTS spectrophotometer will be utilized along with Si (Silicon) and InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) detectors to provide the required wavelength scan region. The spectrophotometer will utilize a tungsten-halogen broadband light source, a scanning monochromator, and a Merlin digital lock-in radiometry system for data acquisition. A PC-based controller with a removable hard drive will provide control via a graphical operator interface. The Field Evaluation Device and controller will be housed in a secured enclosure to preclude unauthorized access. Software encryption techniques will be utilized to safeguard classified data. In Phase I, TSC and Newport Stratford will investigate this approach and others, perform a technology feasibility assessment, and provide a demonstration at Brooks City-Base. Top-level designs and a technology development plan will then be prepared towards development of the Field Evaluation Device in Phase II.

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