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Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper Device

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Department of Defense
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 W 205th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-08-C-6520
Award Amount: $69,946.00


To address the Navy need for technology that will detect a potential sniper at a distance, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper (HoPACS) device based on the latest advances in holography, laser-scanning techniques, and CMOS technology. Based on the Bragg angle selectivity of shift and angle multiplexed thick transmission holograms, and the pattern imaged on a CMOS sensor as a result of illuminating the holograms with laser light, we can produce at least a 120-degree field-of-view sensor in which every hologram pair selects one particular laser beam direction thereby indicating the direction of a potential threat. This laser beam is initially irradiated by a small diode laser, scanned 360 degrees by the miniature scanner, reflected from the sniper's optics and detected by HoPACS. Three identical sensors will cover a 360-degree field of regard in azimuth and at least 45 degrees in elevation, and will detect and neutralize a sniper with a dazzling laser before he can shoot. In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate HoPACS feasibility by building and testing a benchtop HoPACS. In Phase II, Luminit plans to build a prototype HoPACS. The resulting system will be commercially available by the close of Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Fedor Dimov
Director Holographic Systems

Business Contact:

Engin Arik
President and CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 203829605
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No