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Wide-Field-of-View Infrared Seeker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-12-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number: F103-132-0074
Amount: $1,600,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-132
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-12-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-04
Small Business Information
1785 Locust St. #10
Pasadena, CA 91106-1614
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Francis Reininger
 President
 (626) 578-0626
 fmr@spilab.com
Business Contact
 Ella Makarkina
Title: Owner
Phone: (626) 578-0662
Email: ella@spilab.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop small and agile strapdown (no-gimbal), wide-field-of-view (WFOV) seekers capable of precision guidance within cluttered urban environments. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of both long wavelength infrared (LWIR) and middle wavelength infrared (MWIR) artificial compound eye (ACE) optical systems that can be coupled to LWIR and MWIR camera modules. ACE wide angle optics have the benefit of generating high resolution, distortion free images that have uniform intensity across the field. The SPILAB ACE design includes a honeycomb louver baffle that can block stray radiation from bright sources such as the sun and flares. BENEFIT: Will provide the military with infrared wide angle seekers that can be used in small weapon/aircraft systems engaged in combat and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Commercial applications include surveillance activities in law enforcement, search and rescue, border control, and homeland security. Other commercial applications include machine vision for manufacturing, robotics, and vehicle situational awareness/safety systems.

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