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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,609.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-P008
Award Id:
87238
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-101-2121
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2306 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
139710516
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Knauth
Technical Director
(315) 732-1544
jknauth@criticalimaging.net
Business Contact:
Richard Evans
Managing Member
(315) 732-1544
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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