Novel Photonic Infrared Scene Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R12
Agency Tracking Number: A022-0658
Amount: $69,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
20 Arbor Lane, Winchester, MA, 01890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Zhao
 (718) 933-0513
Business Contact
 Lei Zhang
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (781) 933-0513
Research Institution
This proposal addresses an unconventional photonic approach to the next generation IR scene generator. The revolutionary IR scene generator design intrinsically has advantages in speed, compactness, light intensity, temperature range, spatial resolution,background noise, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The device design overcomes all the major shortcomings of the current devices. The proposed miniaturized and liquid cooled IR projector design is compatible with a 5-axismotion simulator and cold background application. The program leverages recent progress on optical switching and materials technology. In Phase I, we will perform detailed concept design and fabricate a prototype high dynamic range advanced IR projectorsystem to demonstrate the feasibility. It is anticipated that the proposed high performance IR scene generator will have commercial application for virtual prototyping of IR imaging sensors for communications and imaging systems development.

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