High Dynamic Range CMOS Laser Threat Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1170
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-027-0158
Amount: $79,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T027
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Small Business Information
MA, Topsfield, MA, 01983-1234
DUNS: 038336723
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Craig Schwarze
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (978) 887-6600
 cschwarze@optra.com
Business Contact
 James Engel
Title: President
Phone: (978) 887-6600
Email: jengel@optra.com
Research Institution
 Tufts University
 Maria Harlow
 20 Professors Row
Medford, MA, 02155-
 (617) 627-5187
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proliferation of laser based weapons systems has led to the need for laser threat sensor systems that operate over wide spectral range from the visible to infrared and provide sufficient dynamic range to measure the irradiance levels seen in practice. OPTRA, Inc. proposes a solution based on the complementary combination of CMOS readout integrated circuitry and diffractive optics to provide the full set of threat characterization metrics. In the Phase I R & D effort, OPTRA, Inc. will develop optical and electronics models, perform tradeoff analyses, predict system performance, and develop a SWaP estimate.

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