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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-c-0032
Agency Tracking Number: B08B-002-0071
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Basil Scott
 Technical Director
 (808) 531-3017
 bscott@OCEANIT.COM
Business Contact
 Ken Cheung
Title: Science & Technology Manager
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: kcheung@OCEANIT.COM
Research Institution
 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¡¦s/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: „« 500 Km detection „« Cueing for other NFOV sensors „« Robust kill assessment „« Special processing for early detection „« Supports the entire missile engagement from initial detection to kill. „« Dual channels for LWIR / MWIR sensing „« 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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