Wide-Field-of-View Seeker Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-11-M-0076
Agency Tracking Number: F103-132-2628
Amount: $99,743.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-132
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
5385 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, -
DUNS: 16-720-20
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 453-0582
Business Contact
 John Caulfield
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Email: john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
Cyan Systems has teamed with Centeye and Nova Sensors to develop a high performance Wide Field of View Seeker Technology (WFST). The WFST is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of gimbal-less obstacle avoidance sensors for compact munitions egomotion control, detecting /tracking objects, and seeker guidance. Our strategy is to address the limitations that exist in larger gimbaled systems, namely large mechanical optical gimbals requiring a larger airframe. Our concepts uses advanced sensor technology for improved situational awareness and airframe egomotion while reducing size, power, and weight (SWAP). Cyan has developed on FPA processing circuitry which has improved sensitivity and target pre-detection for improved situational awareness. BENEFIT: 1. Seeker that support high performance compact munitions due to the small pixel high resolution sensor front end. 2. Signal Pooling to allow high precision, low false alarms and the ability to track in very low SNR conditions. 3. Low CEP and obstacle avoidance due to small oversampled pixels and advanced pixel binning and acuity. 4. Subpixel FPA sensor that provide unpresidented persistent stare and the dim target discrimination of real targets from"clutter".

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