Compact High Spatial Resolution Airborne Optical System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0210
Agency Tracking Number: N111-021-0528
Amount: $592,303.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-021
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
15020 Conference Center Drive, Suite 100, Chantilly, VA, -
DUNS: 047939504
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Georges
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (734) 997-7436
Business Contact
 Mary Zombakis
Title: Contracts Specialist
Phone: (703) 674-1276
Research Institution
The Navy relies on airborne Electro-Optical / Infrared (EOIR) ISR platforms for detecting, classifying, and identifying targets and threats. For a given range to target, large apertures yield higher resolution and small apertures yield lower resolution. The downside is that large apertures are costly, heavy, and less aerodynamic. Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI) proposes to investigate and demonstrate an airborne tactical design that delivers resolution greater than four times the size of the imaging aperture. This design is based on a revolutionary capability recently demonstrated and submitted for a patent by IAI. The design is superior to others because it is less complex, delivers a larger field of view, and derives MOCOMP data directly from the collected imagery data. In the proposed effort, we will develop and demonstrate a visible waveband, compact synthetic aperture imaging system. We will modify our current demonstration system to have flight-like geometry, demonstrate utility on complex targets and scenes, determine the limitations beyond four times the traditional resolution, and deliver a report that investigates retrofitting our system into common Navy Airborne tactical imaging systems. This will allow Navy airborne platforms to deliver robust intelligence products while maintaining safe and covert stand-off distances.

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