Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces United States ARMY SBIR Phase II Award for Real Time On Board Video for Gun Launched Munitions

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Monmouth Junction, NJ – October 22, 2019 - Princeton Infrared Technologies,
Inc. -, specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging
technology and affordable shortwave-infrared (SWIR) linescan cameras, visible-SWIR
science cameras, and 1- and 2-D imaging arrays, announces a Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) award. The Phase II SBIR contract with the United States
Army at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ will fund the development of a small size, weight and
power and cost visible/short wave infrared (SWIR) camera for precision guided gun
launched munitions based on successful technology demonstrations in Phase I.

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. will develop a small, low power, lightweight,
uncooled 640x512 on 8 μm pixel pitch SWIR seeker for the precise engagement of
targets during daytime, nighttime, and poor environmental conditions. This camera will
enable the user to image and track laser designators and pointers deployed on the

The $999,982, 2-year project will develop a gun hardened small InGaAs SWIR camera
with the processing capabilities and frame rates to meet the imaging requirements of
tracking targets on board of a small high speed gun or mortar launched projectile.
President of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph.D., notes,
“The advantages of InGaAs SWIR imagers are their ability to image at long range
through atmospheric obscurants better than visible cameras without a requirement for
cooling. They support very high frame rates for negating the effects of image blur in
very fast moving munitions. In prior programs, we have demonstrated that InGaAs
SWIR imagers survive gun launched mechanical shock which we will leverage in this

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