High Radiance Low Background Infrared Scene Projection for Wide Field of View (WFOV) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-12-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: F103-068-2147
Amount: $649,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-068
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 8291, Huntsville, AL, -
DUNS: 840016109
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Cantey
 Research Scientist
 (256) 922-1500
Business Contact
 David Beasley
Title: President
Phone: (256) 922-1500
Email: brett@opticalsciences.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Optical Sciences Corporation proposes an advanced, broadband, high dynamic range, high contrast, wide field-of-view, flight motion simulator compatible infrared scene projection system using a proprietary digital micromirror device emitter engine concept. This high radiance, low-background projector system will be capable of projecting complex 2-dimensional scenes over a wide field-of-view with a large temperature range, high temperature resolution, and a high spatial resolution for low infrared background radiation simulations. In this proposal Optical Sciences Corporation presents our baseline concept for the projection system. This projection system and associated technology is designed to meet or exceed the objectives outlined in the SBIR AF103-068 topic. BENEFIT: Optical Sciences Corporation believes that there is significant commercial potential for the high dynamic range, high contrast, wide field-of-view infrared projector technology developed under this effort. We have demonstrated our ability to transition technologies developed under the SBIR program to commercial sales through the sale of our micromirror based dynamic infrared scene projection products. Potential customer applications include the manufacturers of infrared seekers, missile systems, and missile warning systems. These test and evaluation applications will be able to simulate high apparent temperatures, very large format synthetic scene environments, multispectral, and polarization infrared extended scene simulation. The broadband reflective digital micromirror device will allow this technological advance to be applied in other wavebands including the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared.

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