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Long Wave Infrared Acousto-Optic Materials:Development of Novel Materials for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68116
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2014
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Long Wave Infrared Acousto-Optic Materials:Development of Novel Materials for the Fabrication of LWIR (8-12 micron)Acousto-optic Tunable Filters for I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0043
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop novel anisotropic materials that can be used to fabricate acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF)-based spectral imaging systems in the LWIR (8 to 12 micron) spectral region. AOTF's are very attractive for multispectral and hyperspectral applications such as the detection of targets, backgrounds, and stand-off chemical and biological agents. Tellurium dioxide (TeO2) is the most commonly used AOTF material, and it has a spectral transmission range of 0.35-5.0 micron. However, chemical agent infrared absorption/emission primarily occurs in the 8-12 micron wavelength region. Currently, there is no technologically matured material for AOTF imaging in this wavelength range. Thus, we propose to investigate the mercurous halides (Hg2Cl2 and Hg2Br2) and tellurium (Te) for this purpose. These materials can be processed at relatively low temperatures, are nonhygroscopic, have high acousto-optic figure of merit (M2), high birefringence and relatively high transmission in the 8-12 micron spectral range. This long wave infrared (LWIR) region technology is relevant to the detection of buried mines and is an essential part of achieving the goals set forth in the Army's Third Generation Science and Technology Objective (STO).

Principal Investigator:

Sudhir Trivedi
Director R&D Division
4106685800
strivedi@brimrose.com

Business Contact:

Diane Murray
Contract Coordinator
4109317200
dibrim@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BRIMROSE CORP.OF AMERICA
5024 Campbell Blvd.,, Suite E Baltimore, MD 21236

EIN/Tax ID: 521210230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No