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Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Based Compact Spectra-Polarimetric Active Imager…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
55459
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00SB1-0289
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 0302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Based Compact Spectra-Polarimetric Active Imager for Long-Wave IR Operation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0102CR026
Award Amount: $376,000.00
 

Abstract:

It is critical to extract maximum information from IR images for target detection, identification and classification systems. The physical information in an image is contained in basically four parameters namely the intensity, phase, polarization andwavelength of the received light. Besides acquiring intensity variations, rapid collection of corresponding polarization signatures at desired wavelengths would enhance the information content of an IR-scene. In this regard, Coherent Technologies, Inc.(CTI) proposed an active device that simultaneously measures the spectral intensity and polarization content of an image in real time over the MWIR and LWIR spectral regions. The device will generate four images that correspond to each of the Stokesvector components. From Stokes components, degree and type of polarization of a scene can be ascertained. In Phase I, design specifications of all critical components of an all-solid-state, compact, spectra-polarimeter that included a broadly tunableoptical parametric oscillator, an acousto-optic tunable filter, a

Principal Investigator:

Narasimha Prasad
Research Scientist
3036042000
narasimhap@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Sammy Henderson
Vice President, CTO
3036042000
sammy@ctilidar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
655 Aspen Ridge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 840953476
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No