Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9200-06-C-0250
Agency Tracking Number: F061-293-1851
Amount: $99,646.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-293
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORPORATION
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 President
 (781) 935-1200
 jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Agiltron proposes to realize a new design of Thermal Mapping Device (TMD) capable of identifying fire ignition source in large and small areas, meets all the requirement that are unattainable with present technologies. Based on our demonstrated fabrication capability of a new category of photo-mechanical IR imager that converts infrared radiation into visible images through a conventional visible light CMOS camera, we will produce a new class of instantaneously fast, ultra-low power, and low-cost thermal imager based TMD. Coupling with our in-house low-cost glass molding IR lens fabrication capability, Agiltron TMD is unprecedented low cost that is expendable. Our novel thermal imager will provide the desirable attributes of achieving significant reductions about 30% in weight, over 80% in power consumption, and 70% in cost over the current state-of-the-art. The Phase I work will develop a prototype wireless TMD and demonstrate its fire ignition source identifying capability. We will also conduct initial work on software mapping and electronic pattern recognition. A fully functional prototype TMD with heat resistance package will be produced in Phase II. The anticipated volume insertion time frame is less than 3 years.

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