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Wide Spectral Band Laser Threat Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0374
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-027-0104
Amount: $749,963.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T027
Solicitation Number: 2013.3
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-31
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400
Austin, TX 78741-7511
United States
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Byron Zollars
 Chief Scientist
 (512) 389-9990
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Title: President
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Research Institution
 UNC Charlotte
 Laura Craig
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
United States

 (704) 687-8106
 Nonprofit College or University

Nanohmics/UNC proposes the Argus-EC wide spectral band laser threat sensor, with capability to provide real-time gathering of data regarding laser radiation directed against instrumented military assets. The proposed team comprises Nanohmics, Inc., and the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The successful Phase I reduced the primary technical risks related to the Argus-EC sensor development. In Phase II, we propose to fabricate, characterize, and flight test sensor hardware. The overarching goal is to transition the sensor suite from the breadboard hardware stage, through laboratory and environmental testing, to a flight-tested prototype device (TRL 6-7). We expect that at the completion of Phase II, we will have demonstrated and tested a wide-spectral-band laser threat sensor suite that is capable of detecting and geolocating laser irradiation threats from the VIS through LWIR bands, with a dynamic range of 106 or greater. The developed hardware will be suitable for flight on small UAVs and will be ready for transition to operational testing and evaluation.

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