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DARPA seeks partners to fill infrared capabilities gap

23rd September 2022 - 09:34 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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OpTIm is intended to provide advancements in several defence areas including night vision. (Photo: US Army)

DARPA is keen to find partners for the Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) programme. The effort will develop novel IR sensors without the drawbacks of thermal sensors and photodetectors.

Aiming to plug a gap in IR capabilities, DARPA in the US is seeking partners for the Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) programme.

The agency is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area, which must be submitted until 1st November. 

Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary science, devices or systems advances in the domain of thermal imaging and infrared (IR) detection based on optomechanical sensors.

The ultimate objective is to achieve quantum-level performance.

OpTIm will develop novel sensors to enable improved IR detection in terms of sensitivity, spectral control and response time.

These solutions will provide advancements in several defence

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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