MEMS Based Scalable Infrared Projector System (SIPS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,988.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-05-C-0101
Award Id:
74695
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0634
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2146 Foster Ave, Ventura, CA, 93001
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Jon Geske
Owner
(805) 320-3976
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Jon Geske
Owner
(805) 320-3976
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The complexity of advanced systems employing IR imaging demands that test capabilities be developed to allow the insertion of simulated scenes into the controlled testing environment to form a critical link between advanced simulations and field trials. Such hardware in the loop testing can be significantly less expensive and complex then full field trials while still providing real-time test capability of critical system functions. To meet this testing challenge, Aerius Photonics is proposing to use new micro-electromechanical system technologies to fabricate and build a Scalable Infrared Projector System (SIPS). This system will be built on a scalable platform allowing for additional numbers of beams and expanded angular range to be added as an upgrade for enhanced capabilities. In addition, the modular system will be capable of achieving beam focusing and defocusing using an array of adaptive optical elements capable of beam spoiling. With this system, hundreds to thousands of Mid-Wave Infrared and Long-Wave Infrared beams can be simultaneous scanned with sub-pixel resolution over the detector plane of an infrared camera.

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