Advanced Interceptor Infra-Red Search and Track System (IRSTS) for Missile Defense Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-10-c-0032
Award Id:
90080
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-002-0071
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08T002
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Basil Scott
Technical Director
(808) 531-3017
bscott@OCEANIT.COM
Business Contact:
Ken Cheung
Science & Technology Manager
(808) 531-3017
kcheung@OCEANIT.COM
Research Institute:
Applied Physics Laboratory
Arnold Goldberg
The Johns Hopkins University
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, 20723
(240) 228-5089
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Oceanit-Ys/APL Foveal InfraRed Search and Track (FIRST) prototype is a dual channel cryogenic WFOV optical sensor system. FIRST provides multifaceted support for an airborne IR search and track and uses the unique Multi-target-tracking Optical Sensor-array Technology (MOST) sensor chip, which has been developed at MDA. FIRST supports instantaneous field-of-view up to 90 degrees, with 360 degree surveillance supported with multiple sensor pods. FIRST provides: ,r 500 Km detection ,r Cueing for other NFOV sensors ,r Robust kill assessment ,r Special processing for early detection ,r Supports the entire missile engagement from initial detection to kill. ,r Dual channels for LWIR / MWIR sensing ,r Configurable for multiple missions and integration into multiple platforms required to support the BMDS The FIRST System includes provisions for merging radar data to significantly improve cueing accuracy, which will result in more reliable detection and more accurate tracking. The FIRST primary mission is tip-off and cueing for NFOV sensors. Kill assessment is also a primary mission. Additional support roles include special processing modes for potential discrimination metrics for boosting missiles.

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