CSAR-X Digital Visionic System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6792
Agency Tracking Number: F071-028-1552
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF071-028
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
One Ivybrook Boulevard, Suite 190, Warminster, PA, 18974
Duns: 186002226
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wesley Sheridan
 VP of Product Development
 (215) 658-0500
Business Contact
 Julius Olita
Title: President
Phone: (215) 658-0500
Email: olitaj@gosage.com
Research Institution
The proposed system is a wide field of view helmet mounted system that will incorporate a visible & short wave infrared (Vis/SWIR) camera technology with dual imaging lenses placed just above the operator’s eyes, and fused with a thermal long wave infrared sensor (LWIR). The DEVS will provide high resolution multi-spectral imagery to CSAR-X operational personnel. The design is to provide the combination of wide field of view and personnel signature enhancement that will allow for more efficient search and rescue operations. The Sage team will use recent developments in SWIR digital FPA technology, and combine that with current LWIR micro-bolometer advances, a programmable image processor chip, and a high resolution OLED (organic light emitting diode) display. The result will be a small binocular device that is expected to provide about 105° by 50° FOV with resolution roughly comparable to the GEN IV NVGs. while providing sensitivity for 24/7 vision enhancement capability. The system is fully digital providing image enhancement, fusion potential with SWIR & LWIR, extended FOV, lower power, greater redundancy, and lower weight. Also, covert rescue operations can be implemented by the use of powerful SWIR illuminators not visible to the human eye or conventional IR/I2 devices.

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