Independently Controlled Broadband IR Source Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-05-M-1007
Agency Tracking Number: F051-311-2935
Amount: $99,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-311
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
 Jack Salerno
 VP of Technology
 (978) 694-1006
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (978) 694-1006
Research Institution
Based a proprietary micro-mechanical optical attenuator that directly integrated on fiber tip, we propose an unconventional broadband independently controlled IR source array for the next generation IR scene generator. The device design is very simple and overcomes the major shortcomings of the current devices, offering high grayscale and a non-flickering image. The design utilized proven commercial optical technology to reduce the program risk, offering intrinsic advantages in speed, operation band, apparent temperature, spatial resolution, background temperature and noise, reliability, and potentially cost as compared with the competitive approaches. In the Phase I program, we will demonstrate a functional prototype 5x5 individually controlled IR light source array having high contrast ratio, fast response, continuous gray scale change, and high apparent temperature. This experimental result will define our innovative design concept, leading to a fully functional system in Phase II.

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