Improved Performance, More Producible Long Wave IR Integrated Dewar Assemblies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,984.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7126
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-019-0244
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-019
Small Business Information
William P. Kuhn, Ph.D., LLC
2100 N Wilmot Rd., #201, Tucson, AZ, 85712
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
089998913
Principal Investigator
 William Kuhn
 President
 (520) 867-8632
 bill.kuhn@opt-e.com
Business Contact
 William Kuhn
Title: President
Phone: (520) 867-8632
Email: bill.kuhn@opt-e.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A design for a long-wave IR integrated dewar assembly that includes a lens in place of a window, and the associated, deterministic alignment processes, fixtures and instrumentation will be developed. Including a lens, instead of a window, in a dewar provides additional optical design freedom that makes it possible to reduce the length and weight of a sensor optical system. Size and weight are critical performance of sensor optical systems for kill vehicles. The assembly processes will take advantage of the point source microscope, whose principles have been demonstrated and documented. Deterministic assembly processes are necessary to control costs as well as for mission assurance.

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