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ADAPTIVE MULTISPECTRAL FILTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18146
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18146
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CIENCIA, INC.
111 ROBERTS ST, STE K EAST HARTFORD, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: ADAPTIVE MULTISPECTRAL FILTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $697,010.00
 

Abstract:

Tunable, acousto-optic filters (AOTF) for operation in the UV-VIS-IR spectral ranges are important elements in the design of advanced sensors for target acquisition, and discrimination. Their small size, random-access wavelength selection, rapid scan rates, and all solid-state construction with no moving parts, provide an attractive alternative to monochromators and filter wheels, for many applications such as spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, clinical diagnostics, and on-line sensors for process control. Drawbacks of current AOTFs are (a) made from a single large birefringent crystal which may be difficult to obtain and expensive to manufacture, and (b) for a given design the angular aperture and spectral resolution characteristics are fixed. This work explores the use of non-crystalline polymer materials of variable birefringence for the design and fabrication of novel AOTFs of increased versatility and ruggedness, as well as significantly lower manufacturing costs.

Principal Investigator:

Y.s. Chao, Phd
2032318680

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ciencia, Inc.
Po Box 370488 West Hartford, CT 06137

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