Processing for Flexible Sensors

Period of Performance: 04/10/2008 - 01/10/2009

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Invariant Corp.
4800 Whitesburg Dr #30-353
Huntsville, AL 35802
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In contrast to the typical single aperture systems found in weapons today, arthropod compound eyes are multi-aperture optical systems. The compound eye has evolved into many forms, each one of which is specifically adapted to the optical environment of the insect or crustacean that it resides upon. The applications of artificial compound eye sensors range from highly complex applications such as terminal seeker optics and missile approach warning systems, to guidance sensors for micro-robots. This effort proposes the use of compound eye sensors as a replacement to dual mode sensors for use in target detection, tracking, and guidance integrated fuzing.