An Integratable Ultra-Compact Optical Sensor System for Situation Awareness and Aircraft Self-Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: N051-027-1184
Amount: $149,868.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-027
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
220 Ballardvale St., Suite D, Wilmington, MA, 01887
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Don McDaniel
 Director of Government Business
 (978) 694-1006
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (978) 694-1006
Research Institution
The proposal addresses a new class of large field of view panoramic two color + RF sensor system that is based on a revolutionary concept in sensing optics, potentially providing all weather, all aspect, multi spectral threat warning system. The new design is a practical solution to incorporate uncooled IR detector and UV detector with existing RF warning sensors to significantly enhance situation awareness of aircrafts. Our approach offers all the desirable performance attributes in sensitivity, resolution, detection range, coverage area, accuracy, cost, and weight. The new approach is simple yet highly effective. The proposed system can instantaneously survey the full surrounding space without scanning mechanism, covering the area with the field of view 180° ' 360° FOV. In addition to the large angle of field view, the angle resolution of our system is adequate for detecting all type threat launch and trajectory tracking. Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibility and Phase II will produce the full specification-working prototype.

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