Lightweight, Low Cost Imaging Sensor System

Period of Performance: 06/01/1998 - 02/01/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sonoma Design Group
428 Aviation Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Principal Investigator


Sonoma Design Group LLC (SDG) will design an ultra-lightweight low-cost long stand-off reconnaissance system for use on a small aerostat. The system includes the hand control, monitor, recorder, airborne data link, gimbal, IR imager and Daylight TV. Airborne weight is 25 lbs. The system will identify men from 15 km and trucks from 45 km. The gimbal will have 360 deg continuous azimuth rotation capability and will stabilize the sensors to 5 microrad RMS. The system will operate on