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Development of an Electro-Optic/Infrared Multi-Spectral Imager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0555
Agency Tracking Number: N061-013-0102a
Amount: $749,911.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-013
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-09-22
Small Business Information
409 Floral Vale Blvd
Yardley, PA -
United States
DUNS: 101086825
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Billmers
 VP/CTO
 (215) 579-2300
 rbillmers@rlassociatesinc.com
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Billmers
Title: President
Phone: (215) 550-6453
Email: lbillmers@rlassociatesinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Multiple agencies within the DOD have identified the need for reliable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) techniques capable of monitoring a wide variety of high interest situations and targets. Multi-Spectral Imagers (MSIs), one type of optical system which addresses this need, function by splitting visible wavelength light into different spectral bands which are imaged on separate sensors. These different spectral ‘channels’ are then compared for anomalies. In this SBIR Phase II.5 program, RL Associates, Inc. proposes to design, build, and test a MSI prototype for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) using the volume holographic beamsplitting technology developed under their previous SBIR work. The unit will include 4-5 electro-optic (EO) channels which will share an aperture, as well as a mid-wave infrared (MWIR) channel, and will be designed to the form factor and payload restrictions of a common UAS turret.

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