Optical IR/UV Background Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-03-M-2003
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0271
Amount: $99,875.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
13 Henshaw Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Zhao
 (781) 933-0513
Business Contact
 Lei Zhang
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (781) 933-0513
Email: Lzhang@agiltron.com
Research Institution
Agiltron proposes a new concept for room temperature infrared imaging, which has the extraordinary potential of meeting the stringent requirement for monitoring the image projectors under intense EMI interference. This real-time monitoring system can beused to maintain the calibration of multi-spectral scene projectors in the long wave, medium wave and potentially short wave IR and UV spectrums. The approach, which is fully compatible with silicon IC foundry processing, utilizes a novel combination ofsurface micromachining and optical direct read out. Our approach uniquely converts invisible imagines into visible color imagines that can be read-out by a conventional CCD camera. The detection is instant without traditional frame rate related temporallatency and is thus capable of generating a multi-spectral scene image at update rates to 400 Hz. The special design also facilitates large field of views (FOV) detection scan. Moreover, the design is simple, compact, lightweight, low power consumption,rugged, and long operating life. Prototype device will be fabricated to demonstrate functionality in Phase I. We anticipate demonstrating leading edge performance in this program. Success in the Phase I effort will identify a viable manufacturing routefor low cost solid-state dual mode imagers. These devices have a wide range of

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