Silicon-Based Visible/Near-Infrared Affordable Missile Warning Sensor

Period of Performance: 02/05/2008 - 09/30/2010


Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Eddy CO.
13590 Niabi Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Johns Hopkins University
11101 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
Institution POC


The proposed effort, in response to Office of Naval Research STTR Topic N03-T020, is to develop a prototype affordable visible/near-infrared missile warning sensor (AMWS), which uses conventional silicon based CCD technology as a detector. This sensor would ultimately form part of a Directed Infrared Counter-Measure (DIRCM) system designed to protect naval aircraft from anti-aircraft missiles. To mitigate the effects of clutter at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, the AMWS employs an extremely narrow-band filter. This filter has been designed to have a wide on-band field-of-view, while maintaining its narrow bandpass. This enables the AMWS to have an operational field of view of 100 degrees. As part of the proposed development a production prototype will be designed and built and then undergo rigorous field testing.