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Science and Applications of Metameterials to Interceptor Sensors

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Science and Applications of Metameterials to Interceptor Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7076
Award Amount: $99,592.00


In Phase I, Phoebus Optoelectronics will assess the feasibility of using the diverse, enabling light management capabilities of subwavelength-scale metal/dielectric materials called "Plasmonic/Photonic Hybrid Crystals," a recently-discovered subset of Z/NIM metamaterials, to develop higher-performance, lower-cost components for infrared sensing related to interceptor systems. Our hybrid crystals, single-layer surface structures, can be fabricated atop any substrate material using standard CMOS fabrication techniques. Designs for two unique polarimetric infrared focal plane arrays will be developed for the 7-12 micron wavelength regime. The designs will use combinations of optical and electromagnetic modes within subwavelength periodic structures that elicit the Z/NIM effects of anomalous transmission and super beaming. Our structures will readily achieve polarization extinction ratios of 500:1 (compared with 20:1 for current commercial devices), will minimize crosstalk, and will reduce fabrication costs through component integration.

Principal Investigator:

David Crouse
Assistant Professor

Business Contact:

Thomas James
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Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC
760 Parkside Avenue Room 313 Brooklyn, NY 11226

EIN/Tax ID: 562451605
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Research Foundation - City College
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NV 10031-9101
Contact: Regina Masterson
Contact Phone: (212) 650-7908
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university