Night Owl Universal Optics for Uncooled LWIR Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$695,559.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAH01-02-C-R012
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1201
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
2702 Triana Boulevard, SW, Suite A, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
363526914
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Merwin
Senior Scientist
(256) 536-5960
merwin@aos-inc.com
Business Contact:
R. Hartman
President
(256) 536-5960
hartman@aos-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"ADVANCED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (AOS) offers an innovative approach to the development of universal, inexpensive optics for uncooled IR applications with their Night Owl design. The requirements of small f-number optics and variable focal length to ensureuniform testing of various uncooled IR detectors are investigated. The proposed solution offers three f/1, diffraction limited systems for NetFires, Manportable, and Submunitions applications. The configurations are all refractive, all reflective, andcatadioptic. Coupled with innovative replication techniques, the Night OwlSystem offers significant cost savings and has direct application to missile seekers."

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