Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-09-C-0146
Agency Tracking Number: F083-254-1787
Amount: $99,489.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-254
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Erdtmann
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 MErdtmann@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Agiltron will develop and produce a low-cost and rugged yet highly accurate Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS). The PMMDIS will be based on Agiltrons field-tested, low-cost uncooled photomechanical infrared imaging technology, the only technology to demonstrate high-frame rate (up to 1000 fps) imaging in an uncooled infrared camera, a domain that is usually reserved for cryogenically cooled infrared cameras. Thus by offering both high frame rates and trouble-free setup in the field, our PMMDIS solution will provide, for the first time, an autonomous system to meet the Air Force performance and operational requirements for missile miss-distance systems. BENEFITS: Advanced thermal camera technologies will play increasing roles in future military systems. Thermal cameras are the key component for military surveillance, night vision, target identification, and countermeasures. The proposed PMMDIS system represents a major technology breakthrough, facilitating wide use of thermal cameras in military applications. In particular, the proposed novel approach will find immediate use in C-MANPADS and other missile countermeasures programs, and LTF&E weapons platform survivability and weapons lethality programs. Other military applications of the PMMDIS system include ground-based missile approach warning systems with suppression of false alarms, naval surveillance and threat warning systems, and tactical air-to-ground sensors. Targeted DoD end user agencies include the Air Force, Army, Navy, and MDA.

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