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Innovative Electro-Optically Responsive Filters Using High Figure-of-Merit…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73425
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-029-0266
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Electro-Optically Responsive Filters Using High Figure-of-Merit Liquid Crystals Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0155
Award Amount: $699,945.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR Phase II Program focuses on a simple and cost effective solution to an urgent challenge facing to today's U.S. military, i.e., protection of military personnel, sensors, and instruments from laser injury. The program also yields enabling devices for military directed energy (DE) system, multi- and hyper-spectral Ladar/Lidar, mine detector, and multi-wavelength optical beam steerer for tracking, ranging, measure and free-space optical communication. Kent Optronics (KOI) together with its research institution partner of the University of Central Florida will develop four spectrally responsive optical filter devices in near infrared (NIR) and short wave IR (SWIR) regions. The four prototypes are (1) spectrally responsive notch filter that dynamically knocks out a laser line within the filter tuning coverage range, (2) spectrally responsive band-pass filter in transmissive mode which dynamically passes a narrow band spectral component located within the filter tuning range, (3) auto-responsive laser protection device which automatically detects and analyzes incoming laser wavelength(s) as well as intensity and knocks out the laser line(s) when the laser beam(s) becomes a thread, and (4) two-binned switchable filter that covers the SWIR spectral region.

Principal Investigator:

Le Li
CEO
8458970138
leli@kentoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Le Li
CEO
8458970138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KENT OPTRONICS, INC.
275 Martinel Dr., Suite W Kent, OH 44240

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
12443 Research Parkway
Suite 207
Olando, FL 32826
Contact: Mary B. Stanley
Contact Phone: (407) 823-2836
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university