Night Owl Universal Optics for Uncooled LWIR Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R012
Agency Tracking Number: A002-1201
Amount: $695,559.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
2702 Triana Boulevard, SW, Suite A, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Duns: 363526914
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Merwin
 Senior Scientist
 (256) 536-5960
 merwin@aos-inc.com
Business Contact
 R. Hartman
Title: President
Phone: (256) 536-5960
Email: 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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