Micromechanically Stabilized Surveillance Platform

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$365,251.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9124Q-12-C-0047
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4948
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-143
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Oleg Galkin
Senior Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088
EOSProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Addressing the Army need for an inertially stabilized smart camera to provide critical image stabilization for ground or airborne platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the new Micromechanically Stabilized Surveillance Platform (MSSP) system proven feasible in Phase I. The MSSP system is based on a new hardware-based optical stabilization scheme using scanning mirror, inertial sensors to monitor the system vibrations, and a novel design integrating computer-on-module technology. In Phase I, POC designed and developed MSSP prototype and experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach. In Phase II, POC will optimize the design of the MSSP system for different application scenarios, develop and fabricate multiple versions of prototypes and test their performance. A camera that is capable of night vision will be integrated into the MSSP system; in addition, the MSSP design will allow in-field reconfiguration of the system to accommodate different missions. Estimates for Phase III preproduction costs will also be made. The MSSP system can be deployed on small unmanned ground and aerial vehicles and will provide the Army with long-range surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, which directly address the Future Combat Systems (Brigade Combat Team) program requirements.

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