Commercial Digital Camera Environmental Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,960.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
36573
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael Dingus/mr. Jo
(512) 263-2101
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Digital cameras offer extraordinary advantages in reconnaissance applications. They provide critical real time imaging capabilities not available with film; images can be transmitted electronically with no time delay. Unfortunately, commercially available digital cameras cannot withstand the conditions encountered by a Marine Expeditionary Force Reconnaissance Team (MEFRT). A protective housing is needed to shield the camera from harsh environmental and physical challenges. Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) will develop advanced structural polyurethane formulations that will be used in the design of a rugged, waterproof, saltwater resistant, shock resistant, camera housing. A prototype housing that allows control of all camera functions will be prepared, including component drawings, a parts list, and assembly and operating instructions. A final report will be prepared, and the prototype digital camera housing will be delivered to the sponsor.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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