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2K x 2K Dual Band Focal Plane Array Development for Advanced Interceptor IRSTS Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1655
Amount: $999,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
320 Alisal Road, Suite 104, Solvang, CA, -
DUNS: 02-718-26
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Baxter
 Director of Engineering
 (805) 693-9600
 chris@novasensors.com
Business Contact
 Sue Hodges
Title: CFO / Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 693-9600
Email: sue@novasensors.com
Research Institution
 Johns Hopkins University
 Angela Hodge
 Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, 20723-6099
 (443) 778-2737
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Nova Sensors is engaged in the development of an advanced large format dual-band readout integrated circuit (ROIC) that is closely coupled with a compact, high performance image analytics processor. This combined technology is optimized for use in MDA Infrared Search and Track System (IRSTS) applications. The focal plane array will incorporate on-ROIC features that improve SNR, manage data volume and optimize data throughput. The near FPA video processor will apply image analytics algorithms to the dual band video for the purpose of missile acquisition, tracking, target interrogation, and discrimination. In cooperation with our STTR technology partner, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), the team will collaborate on systems analysis, image processing algorithm development, integrated testing and evaluation. The integrated system will be used in ground mount and flight experiments for proof-of-principle demonstration of real time multiple target tracking off the focal plane.

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