Optical IR/UV Background Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,499.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9300-04-C-0025
Award Id:
62598
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0271
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
220 Ballardvale St., Suite D, Wilmington, MA, 01887
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
JingZhao
(978) 694-1006
jingzhao@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
LeiZhang
(978) 694-1006
Lzhang@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Agiltron proposes a new uncooled infrared imaging concept that meets the stringent requirements for background fire protection monitoring under intense EMI at the large Air Force Flight Test Center anechoic facility. The approach is fully compatible with silicon IC processing and utilizes a novel combination of optical read out of a surface micro-machined detector to achieve nearly instantaneous response, large filed of view, large array size, and RF immune operation. Our approach uniquely converts invisible imagines into visible color imagines that are read-out by a conventional CCD camera. The method eliminates traditional frame rate related temporal latency and is thus capable of generating multi-spectral images at update rates to 400 Hz. The design also facilitates large field of view (FOV) detection and is simple, compact, lightweight, low power, rugged, and long operating life. During Phase I, AGILTRON has progressed in several key aspects including large chamber monitoring system design and large FOV lens design/fabrication. We have also demonstrated the feasibility of multi-color sensing from NIR, MWIR, to LWIR at detection speeds exceeding 400 frames per second while also considered UV detection. In the proposed Phase II program, we develop and deliver a background monitoring system meeting the required specifications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government