Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-14-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5447
Amount: $1,013,963.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-042
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT, 05673
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kogut
 General Manager
 (802) 496-6640
Business Contact
 Robert Kogut
Title: General Manager
Phone: (802) 496-6640
Research Institution
In Phase 2, Diffraction LTD, in collaboration with Optics 1, proposes to develop a variable magnification clip-on thermal imager (VM-COTI) that will be compatible with a variety of weapon and head mounted optical systems ranging from 1X night vision goggles (NVGs) to 5X ACOG scopes. The VM-COTI will be a flexible design that can be used as a clip-on fusing full field of view thermal imagery with its host system or standalone as a handheld, weapon mounted, or head mounted fused thermal/direct view imager with 5X zoom capability. The VM-COTI will use a zoom thermal objective lens and a variable focal length eyepiece to match both the magnification and field of view of various host systems. Optics 1s modular eyepiece technology will enable rapid reconfiguration of the VM-COTI from short eye relief for compatibility with NVGs and weapon sights to long eye relief for use with red dot or holographic sights or for standalone use. Both 320 x 240 and 640 x 480 thermal cores will be offered. A sophisticated video processor will enable white hot/black hot, outline mode, and enhanced thermal beacon detection. Three prototypes will be delivered for customer test and evaluation.

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