Laser Eye Protection Field Evaluation Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-6659
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-017-0400
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-017
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORPORATION
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
Department Manager
(310) 954-2200
rvdw@tsc.com
Business Contact:
Mike Syracuse
Chief Financial Officer
(301) 565-2970
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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