Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,646.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9200-06-C-0250
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-293-1851
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-293
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORPORATION
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno
President
(781) 935-1200
jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Mary Davoli
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
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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