Next Generation Field Calibration Suite for Radiometric Sensors
ID: AF242-0005Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Next Generation Field Calibration Suite for Radiometric Sensors

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic "Next Generation Field Calibration Suite for Radiometric Sensors" as part of their SBIR 24.2 Annual solicitation. The objective of this topic is to design and construct a mobile trailer outfitted with extended blackbody sources for field reference calibration data for radiometric imagers. The goal is to provide better truth sources with more pixels on source for banded radiometers on the test range. The mobile lab should have an array of six to eight black body source panels, each with an extended area aperture of 24” or greater and a temperature range of ambient to 600° C. The blackbody sources should be controllable from a remote interface and visible by radiometric imagers at a minimum distance of 100 yards. The project will have a Phase I feasibility study, Phase II prototype development, and Phase III dual-use applications. The technology has potential applications in the DoD, academic institutions, and weather organizations. The solicitation is open until June 12, 2024. For more information, visit the solicitation link.

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