Integrated High Resolution Thermal Imager with Small Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,909.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1049
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-018
Small Business Information
APPLIED SCIENCE INNOVATIONS, INC.
307 Ridgewood Cir., Albany, NY, 12203
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
112249359
Principal Investigator
 Mikhail Gutin
 Chief Scientist
 (518) 542-6922
 gutin@appscience.com
Business Contact
 Mikhail Gutin
Title: President
Phone: (518) 542-6922
Email: gutin@appscience.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Intelligent networks of distributed, unattended sensors of many modalities serve for increased situational awareness in all echelons of the Army. Applied Science Innovations (ASI) proposes Automated Panoramic Thermal Imaging Sensor (APTIS) with 360° field of view optics to provide instantaneous full horizon detection, location and tracking of multiple targets. These functions of the integrated sensor will be enabled and enhanced by the new high-resolution panoramic imager. In existing panoramic cameras, the inherent aberrations of the reflector result in smaller effective apertures and larger optics. New optical designs with aberration correction are proposed as part of the Phase I development. The proposed approach will combine the new, low-cost panoramic optics with the implementation of algorithms for target detection, location, and tracking, as well as power management and wakeup capability. GPS navigation and interface for communication with a distributed network of intelligent sensors will be provided. Phase I project will prove the feasibility of the concept, while Phase II will produce a viable, first generation prototype system. In Phase III, commercial applications of APTIS will serve the needs of the Army and other branches of the Armed Services, as well as civilian applications such as security and law enforcement.

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