High-Resolution Asynchronous Day/Night Timespot NIR-SWIR Imager Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-15-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A151-039-0808
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-039
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-28
Small Business Information
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 200, Beaverton, OR, 97006
DUNS: 124348652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Williams
 (971) 223-5646
Business Contact
 George Williams
Title: Government Employee
Phone: (971) 223-5646
Email: georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Research Institution
A compact, low-power near/shortwave infrared sensor capable of temporally and spatially resolving battlefield lasers asynchronously under day and night conditions will be developed. The approach is based on an existing active-passive focal plane array (FPA), which readily lends itself to this application. In Phase I, after working with U.S. Army stakeholders to refine the requirements and the controlled specification, a design trade study will be commenced and a day/night Position and Time Spot (PATS) sensor architecture will be developed. To demonstrate proof-of-concept, the existing PATS sensor will be integrated with an InGaAs detector array and camera electronics, and shown to be capable of acquiring and identifying laser pulse streams at ranges longer than 2.4 km. Also, the ability to use the PATS for laser-beam stabilization will be demonstrated. The circuits for the updated PATS readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be designed, and their performance simulated and prepared for fabrication in the Phase II program, in which the PATS imager will be fabricated, characterized, and field tested.

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