Improved Performance, More Producible Long Wave IR Integrated Dewar Assemblies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7126
Agency Tracking Number: B083-019-0244
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-019
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
William P. Kuhn, Ph.D., LLC
2100 N Wilmot Rd., #201, Tucson, AZ, 85712
DUNS: 089998913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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