Advanced System Tunability for Infrared (IR) Imagers Using Enhanced User-Controlled Parameters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-P008
Agency Tracking Number: A082-101-2121
Amount: $69,609.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-101
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
CRITICAL IMAGING
2306 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY, 13501
DUNS: 139710516
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Knauth
 Technical Director
 (315) 732-1544
 jknauth@criticalimaging.net
Business Contact
 Richard Evans
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (315) 732-1544
Email: devans@criticalimaging.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal addresses the need for a flexible, high performance, multi-parameter test bed for infrared focal plane arrays. An adaptable brass-board system that is readily reconfigurable to operate advanced FPAs is proposed. This rugged system permits user controlled tuning of key optical, electronic and thermal/mechanical parameters which are necessary to evaluate new FPA and readout designs in an efficient manner. This brass board test set enables a new testing paradigm whereby parametric field studies are performed prior to the optics specification and electronics development phases. This increases the probability of successful field acceptance testing and increases chances for system deployment without major redesign effort.

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