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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0244
Agency Tracking Number: N051-027-1184
Amount: $1,499,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-027
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Guanghai Jin
 Chief Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
Agiltron proposes an uncooled two-color MWIR imaging system to meet all the critical attributes necessary to satisfy HFI imaging requirements as well as providing a low cost alternative sensor for all USMC and USN fixed and rotary wing aircraft at risk. Agiltron’s solution is based on our revolutionary photomechanical imaging technology to fabricate uncooled large pixel array MWIR imagers coupled with our innovative IR optics. The focus of the CPP effort will be to increase significantly the thermal sensitivity of the uncooled two-color MWIR imaging system to levels required to detect missile plumes and HFI. The proposed two-color MWIR imaging system can inherently provide scene imagery in total darkness and through rain, snow, fog, smoke, and dust. Therefore, the two-color MWIR imaging system can also be used as an indispensable tool in every helicopter to overcome brown-out or white-out conditions during take-off and landing.

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