ELECTRON BEAM HEATED CRYOGENIC INFRARED SOURCE ARRAY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17854
Amount: $47,449.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Windrock, Inc.
154 Fairbanks Plaza, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James R. Stevenson
 (615) 481-0572
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE CURRENT GENERATIONS OF LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAY BASED SENSOR SYSTEMS REQUIRE COMPLEX, DYNAMIC IMAGERY FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING. WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN A TARGET ARRAY HELD AT CRYOGENIC TEMPER ATURE WITH THE ARRAY ELEMENTS HEATED BY AN ELECTRON BEAM. PROPER DESI GN OF THE ARRAY TARGET WILL ALLOW COMPLEX THERMAL IMAGERY TO BE GENERA TED FROM EITHER COMPUTER GRAPHICS OR STORED AND PROCESSED VIDEO IMAGES . BY DESIGNING THE ARRAY TO PROPERLY MANAGE THE HEAT TRANSFER OUT OF THE ARRAY ELEMENTS, DYNAMIC CHANGES IN THE TARGET IMAGE CAN BE REALIZE D.

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